Tonganoxie man faces charges following chase
A police chase last Wednesday morning in Basehor ended with the apprehension of a Tonganoxie man who now faces several charges, including driving under the influence.
Robert Jiles, 61, is charged in Leavenworth County District Court with speeding, fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving, driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, illegal tags, running stop lights, no seatbelt, transporting an open container and unsafe passing. He was arrested about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kansas Highway 7 and U.S. Highway 24-40.
Basehor detective Lloyd Martley initially stopped Jiles at 151st Street and Leavenworth Road. A police spokesman said the Tonganoxie man was pulled over for allegedly driving 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.
Soon after the traffic stop, Jiles fled. He headed east on Leavenworth Road and turned south onto K-7, running a stoplight. He ran another red light at K-7 and Parallel and turned onto the westbound 24-40 ramp when his engine blew up, police said.
The chase lasted about seven minutes and topped speeds of 100 mph, police said. At one point, officers said, Jiles threw a bottle containing alcohol out of his car. Jiles is free on bond.