Fairview Heights man charged in bi-state police chase ending in Cahokia crash

Ryan A. Obermiller, 23 of Fairview Heights.
Ryan A. Obermiller, 23 of Fairview Heights. Provided

A Fairview Heights man was charged with fleeing and resisting an officer in a high speed chase from Cahokia into St. Louis on Saturday.

Police say Ryan A. Obermiller, 23, led officers on a chase into South St. Louis and back into Illinois where he crashed off Calvin Boulevard in Cahokia. Obermiller was arrested after a 15-minute manhunt.

Dupo Police Chief Kevin Smith said the pursuit began about 1:42 p.m. 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.

Obermiller was in St. Clair County Jail as of Monday morning with a bail of $40,000. He was charged with fleeing, eluding and resisting a police officer.

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