Patrol Car Catches Fire After Police Pursuit

Patrol Car Catches Fire After Police Pursuit

A Hesston (KS) patrol vehicle catches fire during a police chase Thursday afternoon.

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The chase started when Newton police tried to stop a vehicle driven by a man who had reportedly stolen fuel from a gas station.

The vehicle led police on a chase reaching speeds over 100 mph.

Officers say the driver swerved at and intentionally ran them off the road.

The vehicle crashed on I-135 at mile marker 45 and the driver ran from the vehicle.

Officers arrested him a short time later.  A Hesston patrol vehicle also caught fire.

The suspect and the driver of the patrol vehicle are being transported for medical evaluation but are stable at this time.

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