Prosecutors on Monday charged a Kansas City man with multiple offenses after a Sunday morning car chase that ended with the man’s car striking an Independence police cruiser.
Roy. L. Andrews, 24, faces charges of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting a stop by fleeing and driving with a suspended license.
According to court records:
An Independence officer who was checking the license plate of a Nissan Altima just after 10 a.m. at a convenience store near Missouri 291 and Gudgell Road pursued the car after it sped away.
The Altima reached speeds of more than 100 mph as it traveled south on Missouri 291, west on Interstate 70, south on Noland Road and west on U.S. 40. Another Independence officer preparing to deploy stop sticks near Blue Ridge Boulevard had positioned his car near the center median of U. S. 40. Andrews’ car struck that police vehicle, sending it spinning and narrowly missing the officer.
The Altima crashed into a ditch on the east side of U.S. 40. Officers took Andrews and three passengers to a hospital. Investigators recovered a semi-automatic pistol with a fully loaded magazine from the driver’s side floorboard.