Search Underway for Driver who Reportedly Caused Multiple Accidents During Pursuit

(Jefferson County) Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were involved in a pursuit with a suspect that caused a few accidents, including a crash involving a deputy’s squad car.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Grant Bissell says it all started around 4:45 on Wednesday afternoon when deputies responded to the 4700 block of Tina Drive in House Springs for a report of a disturbance.

The patrol car was totaled in the crash and was towed from the scene to the sheriff’s office fleet services.

After hitting the squad car the suspect then drove away at a high rate of speed.

The suspect continued eastbound on Highway 30 when Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were able to deploy spike strips near the Jefferson/St. Louis County line. However, it was unclear if the attempt was successful.

Due to the time of day, accidents already caused and heavy traffic near Gravois Bluffs, it was deemed the pursuit was too dangerous to continue and deputies terminated the chase at the county line.

It is reported that the driver hit several parked vehicles after entering St. Louis County before stopping the vehicle in the 4400 block of Pegasus Drive and fleeing the scene.

The driver has not been caught at this time.