One arrested after high-speed chase
Sparks were flying during a high-speed chase in rush hour traffic in Wichita.
The chase began on the southbound lanes of I-135 at Hydraulic where an accident was already tying up traffic about 8:14 Wednesday morning. Kansas Highway Patrol troopers chased the Dodge rental car at speeds topping 80 mph until the driver exited K-96 highway at Hillside.
The Dodge struck the median, completely knocking off one of its wheels. The driver kept going, showering sparks as he went. The chase finally ended near Fairmount Towers, a dormitory near the WSU campus at 21st and Hillside. Traffic was lite near campus at the time of the chase.
Monica Jones of Wichita, was on her way to classes in Butler County, when the man forced her northbound car to swerve, resulting in a flat tire near K-96 and Hillside. She was not hurt. The Wichita man was caught after he got out of the vehicle. There were no immediate reports of injuries.