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Police chase ends in crash on I-55

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC-TV) - A chase involving a West Memphis police officer ended with a four-vehicle crash on I-55 late Sunday morning.

West Memphis Police Department spokesperson Mike Allen said the chase started on East Grove in West Memphis. It ended on I-55 East when the suspect spun out, causing the wreck.

No one involved suffered serious injuries in the crash, which happened just before 10:00 a.m.

The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Michael Barkley, fled the accident scene on foot, but was caught moments later. 

Allen said Barkley has several outstanding warrants against him for violating parole.

He faces several charges, including DUI.

 

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