ST. PETERS, Mo. - A wild police chase in St. Peters ends with a suspect in custody and a family with young children being taken to a local hospital.
The chase began around 6:20 p.m. at the Walgreens on Mid Rivers Mall Drive. A Walgreens employee called police to report a person suspected of returning stolen merchandise. When police arrived at the scene, the driver of an SUV took off, sending authorities on a pursuit south on Mid Rivers Mall Drive.
The suspect crashed into several cars and even tried to hit a police officer, but missed.
The driver is believed to have hit a van carrying a family with a four-month-old, a three-year-old, and a six-year-old, causing a domino crash. The van hit another car, which ended striking a third bystander vehicle. All the vehicles sustained damage. The family was taken to a nearby hospital, but everyone is expected to be okay.
The suspect crashed at a Jack In The Box at the intersection of Mid Rivers Mall Drive and Highway N. The bumper flew off, the windshield shattered, and the front of the SUV destroyed.
Police said the driver was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.