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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)

UPDATE:

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.

ORIGINAL STORY:

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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