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Welfare Check Leads to Pursuit and Arrest of Garden City Man; Could Face Multiple Charges

Judd Weil-News Director


A welfare check by Garden City Police Department led to a pursuit and arrest of a Garden City man on June 27.

Francisco Ramirez, 24, Garden City, Kan. could face charges of DUI, interference with LEO, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid driver’s license, and felony flee and elude, as well as for an out-of-county warrant.

At around 6:40 a.m., GCPD officers responded to the intersection of US Highway 50 bypass and Spruce Street for a welfare check, involving an individual passed out in a vehicle on the side of the road.

Officers located the vehicle turning north onto the bypass and attempted a traffic stop.

The driver, identified as Ramirez, refused to stop for Officers, and a vehicle pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued on the bypass to Schulman Avenue, then south on Jennie Barker Road, and turned east on US Highway 50 before stopping between Farmland and Industrial Roads.

Ramirez was taken into custody without incident. During the pursuit, Ramirez committed several traffic violations.

Ramirez was lodged in the Finney County Jail.

GCPD stated there were no injuries or property damage in this incident.

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