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Alton Police Department Apprehends Suspect After Police Pursuit

ALTON – Alton Police Department officers arrived at a house this morning in the 500 block of Brookside for a call.

Upon arrival, officers went to contact a subject, but the subject began to flee the scene and bumped an officer with his vehicle.  The vehicle was not moving fast and the officer was not injured. 

Officers were able to pursue the suspect vehicle with the pursuit going southbound on the Homer Adams Extension at a slow rate of speed. 

The suspect vehicle tried to pass a marked police car on the driver’s side, but the suspect vehicle struck the concrete median, causing his vehicle to sideswipe the officer’s vehicle before veering back and striking the median again, which ended the pursuit.  

The suspect was uninjured and taken into custody pending charges. There was only minor damage to the police car and the officer driving was also uninjured. 

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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