Police pursue stolen vehicle from Jefferson County into St. Louis County

Missouri

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Law enforcement chased a stolen car from Jefferson County into south St. Louis County before the vehicle was spiked by police. Much of the action was captured on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s camera system.

According to Grant Bissell, a spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle was stolen Saturday night from the parking lot of the Imo’s Pizza in the 1800 block of Little Brennan in High Ridge. The victim reportedly left the vehicle unlocked and running with the keys inside.

Sheriff’s deputies noticed the stolen vehicle around 11 a.m. Sunday on Highway PP at Highway 30. They attempted a traffic stop but the driver would not pull over.

The suspect continued into St. Louis County and the Jefferson County deputies ended their pursuit.

A short time later, the driver jumped out onto Interstate 255 near Lindbergh and ran across the interstate toward a Hooters restaurant and other nearby businesses.

The driver was taken into custody at the scene.

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