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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Moped driver tries to outrun police

BY STAN FINGER
The Wichita Eagle

WICHITA — Quick — what's faster: A moped or a police car?

A 32-year-old man apparently forgot that Sunday night when he decided to try to flee a police cruiser after being pulled over for not having a headlight on his moped.

The incident began at about 11:15 p.m. at Maple and Maize Road in west Wichita, police said.

As the officer was checking on whether the driver was wanted anywhere — there was a warrant for him out of Salina — the 32-year-old moped driver took off.

The chase lasted a few minutes "until the moped driver realized he was not going to be able to outrun the police," Lt. Darras Delamaide said.

The driver was booked on a variety of alleged offenses, and detained on the battery warrant out of Salina.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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