The Emporia Gazette
An Emporia man was arrested for driving under the influence and a host of other charges following a brief chase and foot pursuit Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Emporia Police Department, Juan M. Cervantes, 31, officers were informed of a reckless driver at 12:30 p.m. by a Lyon County Sheriff’s deputy.
An EPD officer saw the car traveling eastbound on Sixth Avenue at Oak Street and as the officer attempted get behind the car, the suspect sped away.
According to a written release from Captain Ray Mattas, the car was then seen by another Emporia Police Department officer at Sixth Avenue and State Street, heading eastbound at a high rate of speed. This officer followed the car in an attempt to stop the car, but the driver refused to stop.
The vehicle became disabled in the 600 block of Commercial Street due to a mechanical failure.
The driver refused to comply with officer’s commanders and was identified as Cervantes after a short foot pursuit. He was captured in the 800 block of Merchant Street.
Cervantes was booked into the Lyon County Detention Center on the charges of DUI, Flee and Elude, and Interference with a Law Enforcement Officer, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Transport Open Container.