KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man that led authorities on a high-speed chase down a runway at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, Airport has been arrested on federal charges.
Last month, a federal grand jury charged Efren Torres-Rodriquez, 34, of Olathe, with disrupting airport operations, illegal possession of a firearm and drug charges.
Federal agents took Torres-Rodriguez into custody on Wednesday.
According to court documents, on Feb. 1, 2022, airport police spotted Torres-Rodriguez passed out in a car next to an airport entrance gate.
When Torres-Rodriguez woke up, he allegedly crashed through an airport gate and proceeded to reach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour on an airport runway.
Torres-Rodriguez was eventually arrested following the incident when his vehicle came stuck in a grassy area of the airfield.
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