Authorities in Sedgwick County are puzzling over why a man fleeing deputies on a motorcycle drove straight to the county jail and gave himself up.
The Wichita Eagle reports the incident began early Tuesday when deputies tried to stop the motorcycle for traffic violations. Sedgwick County sheriff’s Lt. David Mattingly said the rider took off at speeds that hit 100 mph.
Deputies halted the chase because the rider had a passenger, but resumed the pursuit after he dropped the woman at an intersection. The pursuit continued until the motorcyclist stopped in front of the county jail and surrendered.
Mattingly said the 24-year-old Wichita man was booked on outstanding warrants and new charges, including possession of the stolen motorcycle he was riding.
During the chase, a deputy’s patrol car struck a large tree. The deputy was not injured, Mattingly said.