Police chase ends with multitude of charges

02/21/2014 12:19 PM

02/21/2014 12:45 PM

A man whose car hit three vehicles and injured two drivers during a police chase ran up a long tally of charges, Wichita police said.

The chase began shortly after 1 p.m., when police pulled over a vehicle in the 1400 block of North Emporia, Nolte said.

Before police arrested the driver after a long, circular chase, the car had run five stoplights and 24 stop signs, Wichita police Lt. Doug Nolte said.

Two people whose cars were hit were slightly injured and one was taken to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, Nolte said.

The suspect was identified on jail sheets as Rene M. Ibarra, 23.

Ibarra was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of a long list of charges: felony evading and eluding, aggravated battery, reckless driving, hit and run, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and many more. He also had at least two outstanding warrants in connection with previous violations, Nolte said.

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service