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Arrest made after chase down I-70, through Columbia

Friday, June 15, 2012 | 3:28 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A driver was jailed after leading the Missouri State Highway Patrol in a chase through parts of Columbia.

At approximately 6:45 a.m. Friday, Neil Barnard, 64, of Raytown, was going eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the 108 mile marker, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol news release. He continued traveling eastbound, alternating between driving in the westbound and eastbound lanes, before exiting onto West Boulevard.

Barnard drove on Business Loop 70 through Columbia before reentering I-70 eastbound. At the I-70 and U.S. Highway 63 connector, spike strips were deployed, puncturing the front tire of the Toyota Echo.

The vehicle exited onto St. Charles Road before stopping. Barnard was then transported to Boone County Jail, according to the release.

Supervising editor is Jake Kreinberg.


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