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CPD captures, arrests man after alleged 132mph flight

Following crash, suspect attempted flight on foot, but was caught by Ofc. Drew Conn and was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail. 26 year-old Columbia man now faces numerous charges
Note: An arrest is not a finding of guilt. An individual who is arrested is detained in order to answer for an alleged or suspected crime, and should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

By Ofc Josh Brockman Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department, Chief, Jason Cross

Columbia Police arrested an Adair County man on several felonies including DUI after pursuit.

The incident occurred on Saturday night April 15, 2017 when CPD Ofc. Drew Conn while on Patrol using moving radar, observed a vehicle traveling west on the parkway, between the old Exit 49 and new Walmart exit, at 132 mph.

Ofc Conn activated his emergency equipment and cut the median to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle continued to accelerate. The vehicle exited the parkway at the 46 (Walmart exit) but was traveling too fast when he reached the end of the ramp and was unable to make the turn onto Burksville Road.

The black 2004 Pontiac GTO left the roadway going airborne and struck the guardrail on the opposite side of roadway.

The operator exited the vehicle and ran on foot before he was caught by Ofc. Conn. Arrested and lodged in Adair County Regional Jail was 26 year old Kenneth Andrus of Adair County and charged with :

  • Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, 2nd offense, aggravated circumstances

  • Operating on a suspended drivers license

  • Speeding

  • Reckless driving

  • Three counts of wanton endangerment, 1st degree
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  • Fleeing and Evading Police, 1st degree, motor vehicle

  • Fleeing and evading police, 1st degree, on foot
Ofc Conn was assisted by Ofc John Dial. Columbia Police are continuing the investigation and no injuries were reported in the incident.

This story was posted on 2017-04-17 14:16:29
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