SPARKS, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Sparks Police had their hands full with a high speed chase after a suspect attacked a woman at a gas station Tuesday night.
It started on Vista Boulevard. The suspect then fled to Fernley, before turning around and heading back to Sparks, where the car chase turned into a foot chase.
According to Sparks Police, it started when a woman reported a man yelling at her, and trying to get into her car at a gas station on Vista Boulevard. When police tried to catch up with the suspect, he sped off.
Police stopped the suspect in his car near I-80, but officers say the man backed up over an officer's foot and drove off. The RAVEN helicopter got involved, following the suspect out to Fernley and back to the same spot on Vista Boulevard.
Sparks Police were waiting with spike strips, which flattened the suspect's tires and brought the high speed chase to stop. The man attempted to run on foot, but officers were able to tackle and arrest him.
Greta Woyciehowsky from the Sparks Police Department talked about the high speeds the suspect was driving. "When he was not being pursued by patrols vehicle, he was still traveling in excess of 90 miles per hour, as reported by RAVEN."
The woman who was attacked at the gas station was not hurt, but the officer who had his foot run over did suffer minor injuries. Police say they are not sure what provoked the man, but they say alcohol appears to have been a factor in this bizarre and very dangerous incident.