(WICHITA, Kan.) — Wichita police arrest a 24-year-old man after a police chase Wednesday evening. It all started around 6:45 when officers tried to pull over a car for a minor traffic violation and an incorrect tag.
The car didn't stop, instead it continued - breaking several other traffic laws. At one point, the driver threw what was later determined to be a black semi-automatic handgun from the car. Officers later retrieved that weapon.
The suspects kept going until they reached some duplexes in the 600 block of N. Illinois. Police say the driver pulled up into a yard, missing a small swimming pool with three young children in it by just four feet.
Police spokesman Lt. Doug Nolte says it's lucky the young girls (ages nine, six and four) were not struck or injured.