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Man facing charges after wrong way pursuit on US 67

FARMINGTON, MO (KFVS) -

Farmington, Missouri police say a man is facing a number of charges after driving the wrong way on US 67.

According to a police report, on Dec. 21 at around 5:30 a.m. Farmington police received a report of a vehicle traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of US 67.

Farmington officers saw the vehicle traveling northbound in the southbound lanes near Liberty Street in Farmington.

Farmington officers tried to stop the vehicle.

Police say the 62-year-old driver failed to yield to police, and continued northbound.

A number of law enforcement agencies assisted in pursuing the vehicle.

Police say spike strips were deployed in attempts to stop the vehicle. The vehicle continued north on Hwy. 61/67 into St. Louis County.

The driver continued, and was taken into custody by law enforcement officers after his vehicle became disabled due to a crash.

Farmington police officers took the suspect into custody at the scene.

The man was taken to a hospital for medical treatment.

The suspect's name is being withheld pending formal charges.

Police say a report will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney in line with a number of traffic-related charges.

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