- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) - A Salina man has been arrested after police say he led law enforcement on a car chase through three counties and reaching nearly 100 mph.

According to Saline County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Mike Smith, a deputy spotted a man Sunday inside the vehicle of someone the deputy was meeting for lunch. Smith said when the man saw the deputy, the suspect got out of the vehicle, climbed into another car and drove off.

Police pursued the suspect through Saline, Lincoln and Ellsworth counties.

The suspect was arrested after Kansas Highway Patrol officers were able to spike the tires of his vehicle. The suspect faces charges of attempted theft, felony fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and numerous traffic infractions.

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