HOISINGTON — Authorities were still searching Saturday evening for the driver of a car that led officers on a high-speed pursuit Friday evening in Barton County, Hoisington Police Chief Kenton Doze said.
The pursuit began around 7:30 p.m. after a Hoisington police officer allegedly saw a motorist with no seat belt and attempted to stop the vehicle, Doze said. The driver reportedly sped north out of Hoisington, hitting a sprayer. The pursuit eventually involved the Barton County Sheriff’s Office and its K-9 unit, as well as a Kansas Highway Patrol aircraft. The suspect driver stopped at a tree row and fled on foot, eluding law enforcement.