Everybody wakes up late on an important day at least once. You throw yourself together and get out the door, and drive a couple miles an hour over the speed limit with hopes of making it in time, or at least arrive fashionably late.

According to officials in Illinois, a suspect woke up yesterday morning in Kansas City and realized he had a court appearance in St. Louis that morning. That's a 3 hour and 37 minute drive on a good day, with no traffic.


He rushed out of his house, and realized he didn't have a way to get to court, so he stole a car.

On the way to St. Louis, the suspect, who police have yet to identify publicly, hit two vehicles in Wentzville, Missouri. The drivers of those vehicles were not hurt.

O'Fallon, Illinois police picked up the pursuit in St. Ann. Two St. Ann officers were able to deploy spike strips, which led to the end of the chase.

The suspect was taken into custody in Troy, Illinois.

Read more at KMOV

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