ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A police chase reaching speeds well over 100 mph on I-70 ended in St. Louis County Thursday afternoon. The chase started in Wentzville after the driver allegedly ran over a person.
The eastbound chase on I-70 went through St. Charles County and over the Blanchette Bridge into St. Louis County.
The driver went on the shoulder of the interstate to avoid slower traffic. Police used stop sticks to try to disable the vehicle’s tires.
Missouri Highway Patrol troopers stopped chasing the vehicle at I-70 and I-170. That is where St. Ann Police picked up the pursuit. Detectives were able to quickly arrest the driver near the QuikTrip on St. Charles Rock Road. A woman in the car was also taken into custody.
When the suspect exited he used one expletive-filled sentence to let police know they had the right suspect saying, “You are d#%m right I ran the (man) over.
Wentzville Seargent Jacob Schmidt said the whole thing started when the suspect got into an argument with two other men. It escalated into a physical altercation when the suspect allegedly used his car as a weapon and struck the first victim. He then backed up and tried to assault the second person before he sped away.
Police were called by the victims and about five minutes later the Missouri Highway Patrol saw the suspect and vehicle and began the pursuit.
There is a massive police presence at the St. Louis County gas station. Traffic is backed up in the area.