Grandview man charged after leaving 2-year-old son in moving car amid 100 mph chase

GRANDVIEW, Mo. - A Grandview man is charged after leaving his 2-year-old son in a moving car after a 100 mph chase with officers Sunday morning.

Byron Williams, 23, faces charges for driving under the influence, along with other traffic charges for the incident.

According to police, a Grandview officer saw a red 2003 Dodge Stratus traveling on the access road south of Blue Ridge at about 4:30 a.m.

The officer tried to pull the car over before the Williams allegedly entered southbound lanes of 71 Highway and reached speeds of more than 100 mph.

Police said Williams got off the highway at 140th Street and the officer stopped chasing him. Later, the officer found the vehicle still rolling in the 14400 block of the access road. It then hit a guard rail, according to police.

Once the vehicle stopped, the officer found Williams' 2-year-old boy inside the car. The boy was not in a car seat.

Grandview and Kansas City officers searched the area for the driver. They found Williams nearby in a creek, hiding in waist-deep water.

He was transported to Research Hospital suffering from hypothermia. Police said he appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

Williams has bonded out of jail on these city charges, but Grandview police are looking into possible state charges for child endangerment.

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