Another law enforcement-involved vehicle chase took place over the weekend and this time it lasted nearly an hour.
According to Ford County Sheriff Bill Carr, on Saturday Nov. 10, around 12:15 p.m. Ford County Sheriff’s Deputies received call of a suspicious acting person on private property near Ford, Kansas.
"Deputies located the suspect vehicle southeast of Spearville and conducted a traffic stop for traffic violations," Carr said. "The driver fled the traffic stop initiating a pursuit.
"During the pursuit, several items were thrown from the suspect vehicle.
"The pursuit spanned a considerable distance across rural areas of Ford County lasting approximately one hour.
"The pursuit ended near county road 122 and Saddle Road, where the driver was arrested."
According to Carr, the driver was Kyle Hestermann, 34, who has been charged with DUI, reckless driving, felony flee and elude, interference with law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, criminal damage, and avoiding a tire deflating device, as well as numerous traffic violations.
The Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and Dodge City Police Department assisted in the pursuit.
Official charges will be filed with the Ford County Attorney's Office.
Carr added that Hesterman is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The latest chase marks the third to take place in Ford County in less than a month.
The first took place on Oct. 27 that lasted 10 minutes followed by another a week later on Oct. 27 that reached speeds up to 100 miles per hour.
With all three vehicle chases, no injuries were reported to have occurred during the incidents.
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