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November 27, 2012

Motorist arrested after chase topping 100 miles an hour

A motorist decided to ignore the flashing lights of a Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputy attempting a traffic stop, prompting a pursuit that lasted several minutes and topped 100 miles per hour before it ended on Kellogg early Tuesday morning.

A motorist decided to ignore the flashing lights of a Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputy attempting a traffic stop, prompting a pursuit that lasted several minutes and topped 100 miles per hour before it ended on Kellogg early Tuesday morning.

The deputy saw a BMW commit traffic infractions on I-235 near MacArthur at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s Lt. Randy Cole said. When he attempted to pull the car over, the driver raced away, turning north on I-135.

Speeds topped 100 mph on I-135, Cole said, but Wichita police officers were able to deploy spike strips near Lincoln.

The BMW hit the spikes, flattening at least one tire. The driver continued north, merging onto East Kellogg. The driver, a 29-year-old Wichita man, finally stopped on Kellogg near Oliver, Cole said.

He was arrested on suspicion of numerous traffic violations and outstanding warrants, Cole said. A passenger in the car was released.

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