Suspect on the loose after overnight chase in St. Charles County

Officers searching an area of Fee Fee Road after a pursuit ended Wednesday (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A suspect is on the loose after an overnight chase in St. Charles County.

Around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, a St. Charles County officer stopped a pickup truck for an expired license plate in the area of Caulks Hill and Harvester Road. During the stop, the driver did not show identification when asked and displayed irritable behavior.

The suspect drove away and into a nearby subdivision in an attempt to escape the officer.

The suspect then sped onto South St. Louis Parkway and repeatedly turned the truck's lights on and off. When the truck reached First Capitol and Sherman Drive police spike strips deflated one of the tires.

After having a tire deflated, the suspect continued onto eastbound Interstate 70 and then exited onto Interstate 270 southbound to Dorsett Road.

The suspect maneuvered through various streets and eventually abandoned the truck and ran away on Fee Fee Road.

Officers from St. Charles County, St. Louis County, Florissant and the Missouri Highway Patrol were seen on Fee Fee Road near Parkway North High School around 2 a.m. after the suspect abandoned the truck. Officers were seen searching the area with a helicopter and K-9 Unit.

A police official told News 4 the suspect is known to police so they will not release a suspect description.

No other details regarding the suspect or chase have been released.Copyright 2018 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved

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