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.