Just minutes before the pursuit switched from land to water the suspects led police though an IDOT construction zone on southbound I-255. St. Louis County Police eventually ended up catching them after they exhausted themselves and their options in a drainage canal. The pursuit began in North County and reached speeds of 100 miles per hour. Police say the men ran after residents came home to find the men burglarizing their house.
The St. Louis County Police Lieutenant in charge of Jennings says he does not know how fast his officers were going when they entered the construction zone. But, he says their lights were on and their sirens were blaring.
Most of the road construction crew on Wednesday work for Kilian Corporation.