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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Chase ends with vehicle in wet concrete

  • A police pursuit ended in Shawnee Thursday morning after the driver reportedly ran the vehicle into a slab of freshly-poured concrete.
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  • A police pursuit ended in Shawnee Thursday morning after the driver reportedly ran the vehicle into a slab of freshly-poured concrete.
    But it didn’t end there. The driver allegedly fled on foot and several construction workers gave chase.
    The incident occurred at Beard and Farrall Streets, where a new Dollar General store is being built.
    Wade Hill, one on the construction workers who was there on-site, said they heard sirens and then saw a silver vehicle fly by the intersection and turn around in an empty parking lot.
    After that, the driver turned around and came back but didn’t make the corner, he said, and drove right into some wet concrete just poured at the new store.
    “It was a sight to see,” Hill said.
    With the vehicle stuck in wet cement, the driver allegedly jumped out, Hill said, and then he and two others chased and detained that driver in an alley area until police arrived.
    “The concrete was just poured,” Hill said, although the equipment had been moved just 10 minutes before the incident.
    Hill said a Bobcat was used to pull the car out of the wet cement so crews could repair the driveway area.
    Shawnee police officers and Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputies assisted at the scene, but an Absentee Shawnee tribal police officer reportedly initiated the chase.
    No other information about the driver or what prompted the chase could be obtained Thursday night.
    Watch for any updates.
     
     
     

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