A Wichita police officer avoided injury when a driver swerved toward him during a chase late Friday night.
The man sped away after being pulled over for a traffic violation shortly after 11:30 p.m. at Central and Gilda near I-235 in west Wichita, Sgt. Scott Brunow said. Officers responding to the resulting pursuit put down spike strips, and the driver swerved toward one of them as he attempted to avoid having tires flattened.
But he hit the spikes and blew at least one tire, ending the chase. He was booked into jail on suspicion of multiple offenses, including aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer.