Crime

Man arrested in Cahokia led police on car chase to St. Louis and back

Dupo police on Saturday chased a 23-year-old man who fled into the Soulard neighborhood of South St. Louis, then drove back into Illinois, where he crashed off Calvin Boulevard in Cahokia and was captured after a 15-minute manhunt, police said.

The suspect’s name had not been released as of Saturday evening because charges have not yet been filed in the pursuit, which started at 1:42 p.m.

Dupo police Chief Kevin Smith said the pursuit began after a Dupo officer received a call in reference to a reckless driver who had allegedly run several cars off the road while driving at a high rate of speed. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect failed to pull over.

Smith said the department will apply for charges Monday morning. The man was being held on a 48-hour hold pending felony charges.

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