OnStar Helps Fort Smith Police Shut Down Pursuit Of Stolen Vehicle

SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — A slow pursuit caused a major traffic jam on the Midland Ave. Bridge over the  Arkansas River between Fort Smith and Van Buren on Friday (March 29).

Fort Smith Police said the suspect is a man in his early 20’s. He has been arrested and transferred to the Sebastian County Detention Center.

Officers said he was driving a stolen white Chevy Silverado truck. Aric Mitchell with Fort Smith Police said OnStar was able to disable the stolen vehicle, slowing the truck down so officers could catch up with it.

Police said the suspect also hit another vehicle during the pursuit.

OnStar uses safety and security technology and is in most GM vehicles.

The name of the suspect has not been released at this time.

We will continue to update this story as more information is made available. 

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