Pair of men arrested after seven-minute police chase down I-70, through East Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kansas — Two men were arrested early Monday after a seven-minute police chase through East Topeka.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports ( ) that officers received a call to check on a stationary car. Police officials say they were checking on two men passed out in the front seat of the vehicle as the driver took off.

Police followed as the car traveled about a mile and a half east on Interstate 70 and exited the highway.

When police stopped the chase, both men were booked into the Shawnee County Jail. The driver was booked for multiple traffic offenses, including fleeing and eluding from police officers. The passenger also was booked on several counts, including narcotics offenses.

Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal,

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