Later on I found out it was a high speed chase and this was the write up in the Emporia paper:
Emporia Police Sergeant Lisa Sage said EPD was initially called to Motel 6 in Emporia on a report of suspicious and possible drug activity.
"We learned this individual had multiple warrants in the Kansas City area," she said. "As officers were investigating, the suspect took off and a car chase ensued."
At 12:44 p.m., scanner traffic indicated a gold Pontiac Grand Am fled from Motel 6 and proceeded eastbound on I-35, reaching speeds of 100 to 105 miles per hour.
At 12:53 p.m., the chase had reached Coffey County and stop sticks were deployed but did not stop the suspect. Officers were able to stop the suspect at mile marker 178.5 and the arrest was made.
We never did see the guy - thank goodness! He was apprehended before he got where we were. We pulled off I-35 to visit a friend in the hospital. When we pulled off the road, we saw this.
What is interesting is that Al did his hospital pharmacy residency at this very hospital back in the late 1970's. It wasn't a rehab hospital back then.
We arrived at our hotel in Kansas City just in time to change clothes and get ready to head out to our nephew's wedding.
Our Arkansas grandkids and their parents came too.
Actually, this weekend we had 2 nephews who were getting married. On Friday night, our nephew, Clinton, the son of Al's brother who passed away 8 years ago from kidney illness was getting married. And then on Saturday night, my nephew Brandon, the son of my brother who died 5 years ago from a heart attack got married. More about that in another post.