A high speed chase through north Salina ends with the vehicle wrecked in the west part of town.
The chase began on Friday, September 15 at 2:35 am. An officer on patrol reportedly observed a 2009 BMW that was seemingly suspicious, and tried to get behind it to check on it. As the officer tried to turn around, the driver took off to allegedly evade the officer. By the time the officer got into position to where they could see the vehicle, it was clocked at 86 mph in a 30 mph zone, near the intersection of Broadway and Walnut. The officer was a significant distance behind the vehicle at this point, so there was no attempt to stop it. However, other officers were alerted to the situation.
A short time later, the officer is on patrol, southbound on Broadway. The same vehicle is reportedly seen again driving east on Beverly. The driver ran a stop sign, turning left onto Broadway, doing so in front of the officer. Evasive movements were taken by the officer to avoid a collision. The officer then turned around and was in a position to attempt a stop on the vehicle, and their lights and sirens were activated. The vehicle then fled north on Broadway at 85 mph, in a 40 mph zone. Over the viaduct, the vehicle then accelerated to 123 mph, and the officer terminated the pursuit.
A few minutes later, the officer reportedly saw the vehicle at the intersection of 10th and Lincoln. It ran a stop sign traveling west on Lincoln, and the officer activated their lights and sirens. The driver ran stop signs at 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, Reynolds, and Broadway, going 86 mph in a 30 mph zone. The officer terminated the pursuit.
A short time later, the vehicle was located in a front yard in the 1400 block of Haven. The driver was not located, but the vehicle allegedly struck a mailbox, trash cart, and a white Nissan Rogue.