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Early morning chase in Joplin

What started as a simple vehicle stop turned out to be anything but this morning in Joplin.

When officers tried to pull over the car for several violations it took off. A pursuit of the car took police all over town until the car pulled over on I-44. That’s when, as JPD was setting up to remove the driver from the car, it backed up and hit the police unit and then took off again. Finally the chase ended when the car crashed into a utility pole at 7th and Pearl but not before the driver assaulted another police officer . The driver, 18-year-old Hunter Sease of Webb City is now being charged with DWI, resisting arrest and assault of a law Enforcement officer among other charges.

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