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.


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