MHP: Chase in Wayne Co. began after driver fled from traffic stop on U.S. 84

MHP says a trooper was attempting to stop a 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis for a traffic violation when the driver fled the scene.
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 1:01 PM CDT
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UPDATE: According to police department officials, officer Neal Street was released from the hospital after suffering minor scrapes and bruises when his patrol vehicle was rammed by Dallas Jordan, who was fleeing from a Mississippi Highway Patrol traffic stop.

Street is now home and recuperating from his injuries and expected to be back on patrol within several days.

WAYNE COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol has released new findings into its investigation into Tuesday’s high-speed chase in Wayne County.

According to reports, the chase happened on Mississippi Highway 184, and it involved the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, MHP and the Waynesboro Police Department.

According to MHP Troop J Public Affairs Officer, Trooper Taylor Shows, a trooper was patrolling U.S. Highway 84 around 2:30 p.m., when he attempted to stop a 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis for a traffic violation.

The female driver would then begin to flee, which led to the pursuit of the vehicle into the City of Waynesboro, where the driver crashed into a WPD officer’s vehicle.

Shows said minor injuries were reported in the crash.

The chase is still under investigation by MHP.

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