Wrong-way driver in Macon County leads officers on two pursuits

Todd Grigsby, 30, of Marceline, Missouri, was formally charged late Friday. (Macon County Sheriff's Office)


The driver in Thursday night's wrong-way pursuit was charged late Friday.

Todd Grigsby, 30, of Marceline, now faces two charges: felony Resisting Arrest by Fleeing and Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit by 29 Miles per Hour or More.

Grigsby is being held in the Macon County Jail on $10,000 cash-only bond.


A wrong-way driver in northeast Missouri led law enforcement on two separate pursuits Thursday night.

It all started around 8:45 p.m. when a motorist on Highway 36 reported an erratic driver to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Sergeant Eric Brown told KTVO a trooper located the car in question and began a pursuit, but called off the chase because it was too risky with the suspect driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of Highway 36.

A short time later, a Macon County deputy located the dangerous driver and started a second pursuit after the suspect re-entered the correct lanes of traffic.

A state trooper up ahead put down spike strips and was able to get the car stopped around 9:15 p.m. Thursday west of New Cambria near the intersection of Highway 36 and Highway 129 South.

The 30-year-old man from Marceline was arrested. He is in the Macon County Jail on 24-hour hold pending the filing of formal charges.

It is generally KTVO’s policy not to release a suspect’s name until charges are filed.

Possible charges include felony Resisting Arrest by Fleeing, Driving the Wrong Direction on a Divided Highway and Careless and Imprudent Driving.

We plan to update the story with the suspect’s name as soon as he has been formally charged.

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