A vehicle pursuit that started in Cooper County ended in Saline County on Thursday, May 21.
According to a spokesperson for Troop F of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a trooper attempted a traffic stop near mile marker 98 on I-70 for tailgating another vehicle, using an emergency crossover- which is prohibited except for emergency vehicles- and failing to stop at a stop sign. When the trooper illuminated his vehicle’s lights, the suspect vehicle took off and turned onto Highway 41. The trooper continued the pursuit to the Cooper/Saline County line before ending his pursuit. The trooper felt like he had enough of a description of the vehicle, and there were other law-enforcement officers in the area.
The spokesperson said just before 6 p.m., the vehicle was stopped by authorities on Highway 240 and Route O in Saline County. There were three people in the vehicle who were detained, but the driver was not one of them. The spokesperson said authorities have a good identification of the driver, and they will be following up to get him located. They will be filing paperwork and getting a warrant for the driver’s arrest.
No other details are available at this time.