Man arrested following car chase, facing multiple charges

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) –  A man was arrested and taken to the Kansas Department of Corrections after a car chase in South Topeka Tuesday night.

While on routine patrol, Topeka Police officers noticed a vehicle, connected to an earlier incident, driving near the 2700 block of SW Burlingame Rd. around 10:30 p.m. Officers attempted to stop the car, however; the driver failed to stop and initiated a vehicle pursuit.

After a short pursuit the driver abandoned the vehicle a few blocks away in the 2000 block of SW Lincoln St. A perimeter was set-up and with the assistance of a K9 unit, the driver was located hiding in a garage a block over in the 2000 block of SW Buchanan St.

Police have identified the driver as Nicholas Scott Smiley, 36 years old, of Topeka. At the time of the pursuit, he was being sought for his alleged actions in a domestic violence incident. He was arrested & booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections for criminal charges of aggravated assault, domestic battery, criminal restraint, fleeing/eluding of police, possession of drug paraphernalia and other traffic related charges.

There were no injuries or damages reported as a result of the pursuit.

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