Raw: Suspects flip vehicle on I-70 after leading police on chase

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by Sarah Heath / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 5:25 AM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV)--  Police are search for two men who flipped their vehice on I-70 after leading officers on a chase through north St. Louis late Wednesday.

According to the Calverton Park Police Department, an officer saw a white Pontiac Grand Am driving the wrong way on northbound Elizabeth around 11:30 p.m.

Police say the officer watched as the Grand Am, which did not have license plates, nearly avoided hitting another car.

The officer continued to follow the suspects as they traveled to Chambers, then to Lucas and Hunt before getting on Interstate 70.

The suspects started to exit at Jennings Station, but their vehicle rolled over after they quickly tried to return to the interstate.

Two male suspects freed themselves from the car and fled the scene. Officers attempted use a taser on the driver. He fell to the ground from the shock, but quickly got  back on his feet after the taser probes dislodged. He then continued running across the interstate as oncoming traffic narrowly missed hitting him.

Two teenage females were also in the vehicle during the chase and crash.  They were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still searching for both male suspects.

Police say the Pontiac did not have license plates or a temporary tag in its window. A check on the car showed that it was reported stolen in the city of St. Louis.

Jennings Fire Department as well as the St. Louis County Police Department assisted in the incident.

No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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