Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas teen who was stopped after high-speed chase on Interstate 70. Just after 5 a.m. Thursday, a Dickinson County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a 2020 Nissan Versa traveling west on Interstate 70 just west of Solomon for a traffic violation.
According to Undersheriff Brian Hornaday the driver, later identified as a 14-year-old juvenile girl refused to stop and accelerated to speeds in excess of 110 mph. The deputy pursued the vehicle into Saline County where the Saline County Sheriff’s Office and Salina Police Department assisted. Near the N. 9th Street exit in Saline County, Stop Sticks were successfully deployed, allowing a safe ending to the pursuit.
Deputies took the juvenile driver into custody without further incident. Further investigation revealed the juvenile had been reported as missing since April 10, 2021, from Topeka and the vehicle being driven had recently been stolen from Junction City. This incident remains under investigation.