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Man accused of ramming Kansas Highway Patrol car

July 5, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police say a man allegedly rammed a Kansas Highway Patrol car while trying to flee with a stolen vehicle.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 29-year-old Robert A. Servantez was booked into jail early Wednesday.

Police spokeswoman Gretchen Koenen says Servantez led police on a chase Tuesday when they tried to stop the stolen Chevy Tahoe he was driving. Police discontinued the pursuit at one point because it was endangering too many people, and they and the Highway Patrol later resumed it in a less populated area.

A trooper forced the Tahoe off the road after it struck a car containing two people. Troopers used their vehicles to block him from driving away, and he was arrested at the scene.

Court records do not indicate charges or a defense attorney.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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