Highway 61 closed due to high-speed chase standoff

LINCOLN COUNTY, MO – A high-speed chase ending in a police standoff closed Highway 61 for several hours Sunday, News 4 reports.

Officers say they started to pursue a driver speeding at more than 100 MPH at around 10:30 a.m. The driver continued through a bridge construction zone at the Cuivre River and crossed into oncoming traffic. He attempted to cut back into the other lane and became stuck in the median.

The car was surrounded and the driver was ordered to exit but refused, police report.

Police say that at 12:30 an officer called the driver’s cell phone to persuade him to get out of the vehicle. They were able to apprehend the driver and place them in custody without any shots fired.

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