Highway lanes briefly closed as man arrested

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By Adam Strunk

Traffic lanes on I-135 in Harvey County were briefly closed Tuesday, March 8, morning following a short vehicle chase.

Harvey County Sheriff Chad Gay said deputies were dispatched to a report of a reckless driver on the highway and the chase ended at mile marker 25.

“He appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was combative,” Gay stated.

Gay said a taser was deployed to subdue the man.

Gay said he did not know if the man was injured but the man was taken to the hospital to receive a medical evaluation. He said no deputies were injured in the response.

Newton Police were also dispatched to the call.

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