On April 23, 2023, at approx. 2:30 AM Sgt. Hernandez of the Emporia Police Department initiated a traffic stop at 9th and Peyton St in Emporia. The vehicle, a 2008 Dodge Caravan, failed to stop for Sgt. Hernandez. A short vehicle pursuit ensued. The driver fled from the van, causing the van to roll into a tree line in the 600 block of Whittier. A foot pursuit with the driver then began. The driver was located and arrested a short distance away. The driver was identified as Wilver Sandoval, 24 years of age. He was arrested and confined at the Lyon County Jail. Charges are pending through the Emporia Municipal Court for DUI, Flee and Elude, Possession of Marijuana, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Sandoval is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Contact: Capt. Ray D. Mattas