WASHINGTON, KS. -- A car chase in Washington County exceeded speeds of 100 mph with erratic and reckless driving.

Washington County Officers were involved in a high speed chase on April 22 which started with the Clay County Police Department. 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office became aware that officers from Clay County were involved in a high speed chase with a vehicle traveling northbound on Highway K-15. Officers responded and joined the chase which entered Washington County. 

The chase reportedly involved speeds over 100 mph, along with erratic and reckless driving by the suspect vehicle. Multiple vehicles also ran off the roadway in an attempt to avoid the reckless driver. 

Stop Sticks were deployed around the area of Linn, Ks which was not successful, and the suspect vehicle went off the road to avoid them. It was during this time and location that a Clay Center Police Department patrol car was involved in an accident, with no injury to the officer and minor damage to the vehicle. 

Upon reaching the south side of Washington, on K-15 at Industrial Park Dr., the suspect lost control of the vehicle and entered a ditch at a high rate of speed, causing the vehicle to collide with an embankment and go airborne, rolling over and coming to a rest on the north side of the intersection. 

There were three occupants in the suspect vehicle, a 2022 Ram 1500 pickup. The driver was Robert Allen of Bellevue, WA, one passenger was Rylee Linders of Bellevue, WA, and a female juvenile passenger. All occupants were injured and transported to a nearby hospital. 

In the investigation, the officials said they found that the suspect vehicle had fled law enforcement earlier that day as well, before coming to Clay and Washington counties. The driver was found to have a felony warrant out of Washington State for escape from custody and assault. 

Allen is in custody of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for the out of state warrant and the multiple pending charges from the incident occurring Monday.