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Patrol: Man arrested after 100-mile chase in tractor-truck

November 27, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a man in a stolen tractor-truck led officers on a chase of about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) before the truck caught fire.

The driver tried to flee on foot but was arrested when he became caught on a barbed-wire fence.

The patrol said in a news release Tuesday that the chase began Saturday in Kansas City and ended in Boonville.

Authorities thought the driver was involved in a shooting.

The truck reached speeds up to 73 mph and ran over several tire deflation devices on Interstate 70. The vehicle caught fire near Boonville. The highway patrol helicopter directed officers to where the driver fled into a barbed-wire fence just north of the interstate.

Authorities found a baggie of what they suspect was methamphetamine.

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