SHAWNEE COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man on multiple charges after a high-speed chase on I-70 that sent a woman to the hospital.
Just before 2:30p.m. Monday, a K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a silver 2009 Lexus LS on I-70 near the California Ave. exit for failing to signal a lane change, according to Deputy Abigail Christian. During the traffic stop, the driver fled the scene, initiating a pursuit.
The pursuit went southbound on SE Deer Creek Parkway, eastbound on SE 21st Street, westbound on SE 21st Street and then eastbound on I-70. At some point, while the vehicle was still moving, a female passenger exited the vehicle.
The pursuit continued eastbound on I-70 out of Shawnee County. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office successfully deployed stop sticks. The vehicle’s tires began to deflate. The pursuit ended just east of Lawrence in Douglas County.
Deputies took 47-year-old Darryl D. Minor of Kansas City, Kan. into custody without further incident.
Minor was booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections on requested charges of felony flee and elude, driving with a suspended driver’s license, failure to signal turn, possession of marijuana and speeding.
The female passenger was transported to a local hospital by American Medical Response (AMR) with nonlife-threatening injuries.
The Kansas Highway Patrol, the Kansas Highway Patrol Air Support Unit and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office assisted with this incident.