No injuries occurred from a vehicle pursuit and collision in Spencer early this (Fri) morning.
Spencer Police Chief Mark Warburton reports that around 2am this (Fri) morning, the department attempted to make a traffic stop in the 100 block of East 24th Street for careless driving. The driver, 21-year-old Dakota Thomas of Spencer, initially stopped for police, but then attempted to flee, and ended up driving through several business properties in the North Highway Boulevard area of Spencer. The pursuit ended when Thomas abruptly stopped his vehicle, which caused a collision with the pursuing patrol vehicle. The vehicle Thomas was driving became disabled in a ditch in the 29-hundred block of Highway Boulevard.
Thomas was charged with Operating While Intoxicated…Eluding…Failure to Obey a Stop Sign…Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability…Failure to use Headlamps When Required…and Careless Driving. Thomas was booked into the Clay County Jail without further incident.