CLAY COUNTY — Deputies with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office got involved in a dangerous vehicle pursuit that spanned the Northland and part of Kansas around 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, after deputies were advised the driver of a black Honda Civic allegedly attempted to strike an Excelsior Springs police sergeant with the vehicle and fled.

“A deputy spotted the black Honda at U.S. Highway 69 and McCleary Road and gave chase. Several area law enforcement agencies assisted during the pursuit including Kansas City police, Platte County Sheriff’s deputies, Kansas City, Kansas police and the Kansas Highway Patrol by deploying tire deflation devices or becoming directly involved,” said Clay County deputy and Public Information Officer Jon Bazzano.

The chase ended at approximately 10:15 p.m. near the 18th Street Expressway and Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kansas.

According to Bazzano, the driver, Shane S. Bukucs, 21, of Kansas City was charged in Clay County with felony resisting arrest by fleeing with a bond of $10,000. A passenger, Galexi D. Rios, 20, also of Kansas City, was also arrested on a felony Clay County warrant for tampering with a motor vehicle. Both are currently in custody in the Wyandotte County, Kansas Jail awaiting extradition.

No injuries as a result of the pursuit were reported.

Excelsior Springs police are investigating the attempted assault with a vehicle case against the driver.

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