MPD Enters High-Speed Chase

Meridian police entered in a high-speed chase through North Meridian Saturday shortly after 9 p.m. That chase began because the driver had no tag and was speeding. It ended in a collision between the driver of the fleeing vehicle and an officer, who was on his way to assist police, at 35th Street and Grand Avenue. Meridian police would not let Newscenter 11 on scene to get an understanding of what happened.

Lt. John Griffith says the officer only suffered minor injuries and is currently back at work. The driver of the fleeing vehicle was on parole at the time of the chase. He suffered a broken femur from the crash, and he, along with two others who suffered minor injuries in the vehicle, were sent to the hospital. Lt. Griffith says the driver could soon be facing felony fleeing charges.