Police pursuit crosses state lines, ends in arrest in Jasper County

Police pursuit crosses state lines, ends in arrest in Jasper County

A police pursuit that started in Joplin crosses state lines and ends in arrest.

It began Sunday morning, at 11:23 a.m. on East 15th Street when a Joplin police officer attempted to pull over a man who appeared to be driving under the influence.

The man fled, going into Galena, Kansas.

At that point, a Galena officer joined the pursuit.

The driver went north, then south, finally entering back into Jasper County.

Authorities say speeds on the open highway reached 75 miles per hour.

The pursuit ended on West 13th Street where the driver was arrested without incident.

Charges are pending.

No injuries were reported.

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