A man was arrested after he was chased by a Leavenworth County deputy in a pursuit that ended in Douglas County

Lawrence, KS – According to the police officials, the pursuit began when a deputy with the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a driver for alleged speeding in the area of 182nd Street and U.S. 24-40.

The suspect drove away at a high rate of speed.

The deputy pursued the suspect’s vehicle as it traveled toward the Douglas County line.

After crossing into Douglas County, the suspect reportedly entered Riverfront Park in Lawrence. After turning onto a dead-end road, the driver is alleged to have narrowly missed striking the deputy’s vehicle. The suspect crashed into a rock, which ended the pursuit.

He was arrested for fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer. He also was arrested for allegations related to suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia that were found inside his vehicle.