POSTED ON FACEBOOK BY THE LABETTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE (DATE CORRECTED)
On October 28, 2013 at 14:09 hrs Labette County 911 Dispatch received a report of a reckless vehicle, currently traveling through Labette County, after having struck a barricade in Cherokee County (Bridge east of Chetopa on US-166). Afterwards, an Oswego Police Officer then observed the vehicle, a 1999 Ford Escort, traveling northbound on US-59 into Oswego. As the Oswego Officer activated his emergency lights and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver / vehicle continued and refused to stop. As a result, a pursuit ensued in Oswego, through Labette County, and then into Montgomery County. During the pursuit, the fleeing vehicle reached speeds in excess of 90 mph. Stop Sticks were successfully deployed and the pursuit was ended upon the vehicle sliding into a ditch west of Cherryvale on US-160. The driver, identified as Sherry Dodge – 41 years of age of Neodesha, was taken into custody and then transported to the Labette County Jail, pending formal charges.
Officers with the Oswego Police Department, Labette County Sheriff Department, Altamont Police Department, and Kansas Highway Patrol participated in the pursuit.
The incident remains under investigation at this time by Kansas Highway Patrol and Cherokee County Sheriff Department.
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