Fort Riley man arrested in Jackson County following police chase

JACKSON COUNTY (KSNT) – A Fort Riley man was arrested early Friday morning following a police chase in Jackson County.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says that at 11:57 Thursday night officers were sent to the area of 150th and Q Road on a report of a possible intoxicated driver.

A Potawatomi Tribal Police Officer attempted to stop a 2009 Ford Escape that was headed westbound on 150th Road, a pursuit ensued with the assistance of Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies. The pursuit continued east on 150th Road and ended when the Escape continued east through a road closed sign where the vehicle rolled onto its side landing up against a tree.

Authorities say the driver, 30-year-old Christopher Lee Cronin of Fort Riley was removed from the vehicle by emergency responders and taken to a local hospital.

Cronin was then booked into the Jackson County Jail and charged with felony flee and elude, driving under the influence and driving while suspended.

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