19-year-old leads police on chase following routine traffic stop

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 4:09 PM

SWANSEA, Il (KMOV.com) -- A 19-year-old sent police on a wild chase Monday morning that started in Swansea. Police pulled the man over on Highway 161 for a traffic violation. 

When police got out to ticket him, the driver took off and hit a police car in the process. The driver then drove toward Fairview Heights where police stopped him with stop sticks. 

The officer was not injured. Charges are pending.

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