Video: Teen drives across golf course to avoid LEOs

The 18-year-old allegedly stole a Jeep, engaging deputies in a brief pursuit

By Suzie Ziegler 

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A police pursuit in Missouri last month took an unexpected turn when the suspect drove across a golf course to try to get away from deputies. The 18-year-old suspect is now facing a slew of vehicle and property-related charges. 

According to KOZL, the encounter began when deputies attempted to stop a Jeep Wrangler with no license plates. The suspect, later identified as Devin Salle, took off. Deputies initiated a pursuit but stopped after they successfully activated a StarChase tracking device, KOZL said.  

At some point Salle took the vehicle off-road, driving onto a golf course to avoid deputies. Investigators told KOZL that Salle drove close to several people playing golf. Video of the incident shows the Jeep barreling across a golfing green, passing by golf carts and golfers. 

Salle was eventually stopped and taken into custody, according to KOZL. He’s now facing charges of first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, second-degree property damage, resisting a lawful stop and driving without a license.

BREAKING NEWS: Jeep drives through Horton Smith Golf Course (KY3)

WATCH: A teen stole a blue Jeep and led officers on a pursuit Saturday afternoon in south Springfield, nearly hitting golfers at Horton Smith Golf Course. An 18-year-old was arrested following the pursuit. Video submitted by Chance Raiden. DETAILS:

Posted by KY3 on Saturday, July 18, 2020


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