Police chase ends with collision in Joplin - KOAM TV 7

Police chase ends with collision in Joplin


A Four State man is facing several felony charges after a two block police chase ends in Joplin.

Prosecutors are preparing charges after a chase and two car collision Sunday morning.

Police say the suspect was pulled over for a traffic violation.  He stopped but as officers approached his window the suspect put his car into gear and sped away.

The driver made it about two blocks before crashing into a truck at the intersection of 7th and Saint Louis.  The truck was carrying four people.

The suspect is now in custody awaiting several felony charges including felony eluding.

Police could not confirm if he had been drinking but say an investigation is underway.

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