A police pursuit Monday morning resulted in the suspect driver evading arrest. The chase began in Jerseyville around 10:15am, when Jerseyville Police attempted to perform a traffic stop. The suspect sped away, heading south on Route 67.
Jerseyville Police Chief Dennis Blackorby tells The Big Z they believed the suspect was in town to sell controlled substances. Blackorby says he called off the pursuit as speeds escalated, with the chase ending around Godfrey near the 255 / 67 merge. The driver continued down 255 to Route 140, and was spotted heading toward Alton. The suspect is not in custody.