ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO - The pursuit of two women accused of trying to run over a St. Peters Police officer ended with their arrest near I-270 and Manchester in west St. Louis County Wednesday. The chase was caught on camera by Bommarito Automotive SkyFox.
A Ford Focus struck several vehicles and was weaving in and out of traffic during rush hour. St. Peters Police pulled over the suspects at Mid Rivers Mall for improper vehicle registration and careless and imprudent driving, according to department spokesperson Officer Melissa Doss.
The suspects drove off attempting to drive over a police officer and then led police on a chase from Interstate 70 to southbound I-270. The suspects exited at Dougherty Ferry and then headed north on I-270 before exiting at Manchester and then attempting to head south on I-270 again. That’s when police were able to apprehend the suspects.
Keath Hausher was driving pickup truck that helped block the suspect’s vehicle.
“I heard the car impact 2 others behind me and so I just turned over to try and block them, try to stop them,” he said. “Once I did, law enforcement took over.”
Hausher has ties to law enforcement. He founded the Patriot Training Foundation, a non-profit that provides police training at no cost to police departments. He does not advise the average person to try and block a car trying to escape police.
“Most people got out of the way like they should. I guess with my familiarity with that type of situation I felt pretty comfortable trying to do something about it,” he said. “Police do this every single day. The attention I’m getting for this is kind of crazy but that’s what a policeman does every single day, put their life on the line and I wish they got more attention like I’m getting for this.”
St Peters Police are still trying to determine why the suspects tried to run over an officer and then drove away. The suspects now face a potential felony charge for attempting to injure an officer.