St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - A chase, that started after a St. Louis police officer noticed a vehicle with no headlights in South City, ended nearly90 minutes later in west St. Louis County. It's now been confirmed the two people in the fleeing car were both wanted on outstanding warrants.
The driver involved was accused of trying to run down a policeman, and taking officers on a two-state chase through the metropolitan St. Louis area and east to the Collinsville-area before ending in unincorporated north St. Louis County.
Authorities say a patrolman saw the car on Gustine,driving without headlights and attempted to stop the driver. The car continued to drive and turned on Winona headed in the wrong direction on the one-way street before finally stopping.
As the officer approached the now stopped vehicle, the driver began to back up in the direction of the approaching officer, then sped away.
Police gave chase as the car entered onto eastbound I-64 into Illinois, following the car until eventually losing sight of the car in the area of I-55 and Black Lane in Illinois.
As officers were returning on I-70 back to St. Louis, the suspect vehicle sped past the patrol car, and for a second time, the chase was on.
The fleeing driver went through the area of Forest Park and Clayton, reaching I-170 where he began driving northbound in the southbound lanes, then getting off the innerbelt and continuing westbound on Clayton Road.
Once the suspects got west of I-270, stop sticks were in place and the car came to a stop after striking the devices at Barrestt Station and Barrett Springs Road.
The driver and a woman passenger were both taken into police custody.