A pursuit of the driver of a car believed intoxicated continues east on I-70 near the Independence Center mall...
The chase began around 8:15 p.m. Saturday night near southbound I-435 and Truman Road in KC-MO and ended more than 45 minutes later on eastbound I-70 in Blue Springs.
Speeds during the entire chase were reported at or (well) below 50 m.p.h.
The pursuit continues- at speeds below 30 m.p.h.- east on I-70 now in Blue Springs.
Earlier in the chase it was reported that the pursued driver tried to hit a KC-MO East Patrol officer's car.
KC-MO- Independence- Blue Springs PDs- Jackson County Sheriff- Missouri State Highway Patrol is involved directly and/or indirectly in the pursuit- it appears around a dozen patrol cars in direct pursuit from KC SCOUT images.
At 8:58 p.m.- the pursuit has passed M-7 eastbound on I-70 from Blue Springs.
There is a very heavy amount of traffic backed-up behind this slow-speed pursuit that has gone on more than 45 minutes now.
At 9 p.m.- the suspect vehicle has stopped on eastbound I-70 just east of Missouri-7 highway in Blue Springs.
Around 9:07 p.m.- the male driver of the pursued car is reported to be in police custody.