Suspect injured in high-speed chase
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - One person was injured Sunday afternoon when a high-speed chase ended in a crash.
According to Lawrence County Sheriff Tony Waldrupe, the incident began when a Hoxie police officer attempted to make a traffic stop.
Instead of yielding, the suspect drove off, and a chase began. A short time later, the officer lost sight of the vehicle.
A sheriff’s deputy later located the vehicle near Portia, and the person sped off again on Highway 63.
Waldrupe said when the suspect drove into oncoming traffic, deputies performed a PIT maneuver, causing the vehicle to crash.
The driver suffered for minor injuries and received treatment, Waldrupe said. The sheriff did not identify the suspect.
He said the incident is under investigation.
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