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Suspect Arrested for Traffic Violation Flees Scene in Sheriff’s Patrol Car
March 22, 2013
On 03-22-2013 shortly after midnight, a sheriff’s deputy was in the area of 106th and Blue Ridge Boulevard when he observed a white Oldsmobile with expired license plates. A car stop was initiated and the driver was subsequently arrested for a suspended license.
The suspect was handcuffed and placed in the rear of the patrol vehicle with the seat belt fastened around him. The suspect was then able to get his hands from behind his back, maneuver himself into the driver’s seat and drive away from the scene.
Investigators were called to the area after the Grandview, Missouri Police Department received a call regarding a patrol car that had crashed into a brick wall in the 12400 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard.
The suspect, a 34-year-old male from Overland Park, KS, was taken into custody a short time later. His identity is currently being withheld pending charges.
The Grandview Police Department is assisting in the reconstruction of the crash. Preliminary information shows that the suspect first impacted a sign pole in the Western Sizzlin parking lot located at 12300 Blue Ridge Boulevard. He then struck support beams at a Sonic restaurant before running into the exterior wall at the La Familia food market located at 12400 Blue Ridge Boulevard.
No deputy was injured during the incident. The suspect was taken to a local hospital for treatment of the injuries he sustained in the crash. He has been released from the hospital and is currently being held at the Jackson County Department of Corrections.
Further information will be released as it becomes available.