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Fleeing driver causes wreck, injures two

Kansas City police today were preparing a case file against an alleged drunken driver who fled from officers late Sunday and caused a wreck that injured two persons.

A police dog tracked down the suspect after he fled from the wreckage.

The incident began about 11 p.m. when officers saw a Chevrolet Tahoe run a red light at 85th Street and Hickman Mills Drive. The eastbound Tahoe then swerved into the westbound lanes of traffic.

Officers tried to stop the Tahoe, but the driver ignored them and sped onto U.S. 71. The Tahoe then turned onto Gregory Boulevard, where it struck a Dodge and careened into a yard. The Tahoe driver ran away, leaving at least one passenger in the SUV. That passenger was not injured, but was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

A man and woman inside the Dodge suffered minor injuries and complained of back and leg pain.

A police dog eventually found the Tahoe driver and bit him on the foot. The driver was booked into jail on suspicion of felony eluding, driving under the influence and a parole violation. Police expected to give their case file to prosecutors, who will decide whether to file charges.

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