Officer injured when stop spikes are deployed

Sedgwick County Sheriff (KSN File Photo)
Sedgwick County Sheriff (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – A Wichita police received minor injuries to his hand when deploying stop spikes Tuesday morning.

It happened about 1:30 a.m.

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop a blue Chevrolet Lumina at 2600 W. McCormick for traffic violations.

The suspect refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.

The suspect drove to the area of 13th Street North and Meridian and circled the neighborhood for several minutes.

Two Wichita police officers attempted to deploy tire deflation strips and the suspect swerved to strike both of the officers, one received a minor injury to his hand.

The pursuit ended near 2800 W. 13th Street North where the suspect vehicle spun out of control and was boxed in by patrol cars.

The suspect did back into one patrol car before he was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody.

The suspect, a 22-year-old Wichita man was treated for minor injuries and booked for aggravated battery and assault of a law enforcement officer, felony flee and elude, possession of marijuana, a counterfeit bill and a warrant.

The passenger, a 26-year-old Wichita woman, was booked for possession of drug paraphernalia.

The chase lasted 16 minutes.

Wichita Police Policy 605 – Emergency Vehicle Operation

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