A Sullivan man was arrested Saturday, June 16, after crashing his motorcycle following a pursuit and then fleeing on foot, authorities said.
According to Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke, the 27-year-old suspect was speeding near the intersection of Glaser Road and East Vine near Sullivan when a deputy tried to make a traffic stop.
The suspect fled on his motorcycle from the deputy until he crashed the motorcycle near the Flying J Truck Stop.
The driver then fled on foot but left his helmet and cellphone at the crash scene, police said.
Deputies and Sullivan police officers searched for the suspect who was located crossing a field near Sullivan Regional Airport. He was taken in to custody by Sullivan officers.
The suspect was taken to Missouri Baptist Hospital, Sullivan, where he was treated and released into the custody of deputies.
He was arrested for numerous traffic violations, suspected driving while intoxicated and probation violation warrants, Toelke said.
The suspect’s name has not been released pending charges, police said.