SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A DWI stop turns into a high speed chase across Springfield early Wednesday.
It started when a Greene County deputy tried to pull over a pick-up truck about 12:30 a.m., suspecting the driver was intoxicated.
The driver took off, leading deputies and Springfield police on a chase that last several minutes.
It ended when the driver nearly hit a house in the 900 block of E. Loren Street just south of the Missouri State University campus.
He jumped out of the pick-up truck and ran off.
Greene County Sheriff’s Lt. Christian Conrad says the department brought in it’s new K-9 unit to find the man.
“It was great cooperation between the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the Springfield Police Department. They provided us with many officers and we had an outstanding perimeter. Which allowed us to get the suspect to lay down and then we could bring in K9 and attempt to apprehend him with K9. Which was completely successful tonight.”
Lt. Conrad says this is the first time the county’s new tracking dog has made an apprehension.