2 Suspects in custody after lengthy chase across bi-state - KMOV.com

2 Suspects in custody after lengthy chase across bi-state

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) — Two suspects were in custody after a lengthy police chase that spread across the bi-state early Friday morning.

Police said officers stopped a green Volkswagen Jetta travelling with no headlights on near the intersection of Kingshighway and Winona around 1 a.m.

As officers were walked up to the vehicle, the driver put the car in reverse and attempted to run the officers over. The suspects then sped off.

The officers pursued the suspects across St. Louis city and into St. Louis County. Police say at some points, the suspects were driving on the wrong side of Highway 40 and  Interstate 170. 

St. Louis County Police called the chase off once the suspects drove into Illinois.

Officers later spotted the vehicle back in Missouri, and St. Louis County police officers continued the pursuit.

Officers threw out spike strips, which caused the suspects’ tire to shred. They continued the chase as the suspects drove on the car’s rims.

The suspect’s car eventually gave out on Barrett Station Road.

The two suspects, a 33-year-old man and 19-year-old woman, were taken into custody.

Police said they later found methamphetamine that was thrown out of the vehicle during the chase.

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