Man arrested after injuring another while fleeing police

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Newton police arrested a man after a high-speed chase that resulted in two crashes and injured another driver.
According to the city around 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, an officer clocked a car on Meridian Road going 67 mph in a 30 mph zone and weaving in and out of traffic.
The officer followed the car and the driver speed up and turned on Broadway. The release stated the driver reached speeds of 87 miles per hour approaching Main Street.
“The officer backed off because of the high-traffic area,” the release stated.
The vehicle continued east on broadway and crashed into another vehicle near Magnolia Street, causing minor injuries to the other driver.
The suspect’s vehicle was disabled by the crash but continued moving forward and came to a stop in Roosevelt Park at the tennis courts.
The driver ran from the car, and Newton officers arrested him soon after,” the release stated. “In the car, officers found a stolen gun and illegal drugs. The car had a Sedgwick County tag, and officials are working to identify the suspect.”
No updates will be available until tomorrow morning. 
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