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Driver, passenger arrested after W. Wichita chase

Published On: Feb 25 2014 05:33:15 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 25 2014 02:10:47 PM CST
WICHITA, Kan. -

A driver has been arrested after leading police on a chase through west Wichita Tuesday morning.

It started in the 2600 block of W. McCormick, by Newman University, and ended a few miles north near 13th and St. Paul.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said a deputy tried to stop a vehicle for traffic violations, but the driver took off.

Wichita Police officers put out tire spikes twice to help stop the driver. The first time, the car swerved around them. An officer was worried he was going to get hit and wound up hurting his hand on the spike strip.

The second spike strip was put out at 13th and Anna. Police say the driver again tried to hit an officer, then spun out and backed into a police car.

Police say the driver initially resisted arrest, but was finally taken into custody. He was taken to the hospital with facial injuries.

The 22-year-old man was booked into the Sedgwick County Detention Center for aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, felony flee and elude, possession of marijuana a counterfiet bill and a warrant.

A 26-year-old Wichita`woman, a passenger in the car, was booked for possession of drug paraphernalia.

The officer was not seriously hurt.

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