A man was taken into custody after he allegedly led police on a short pursuit before crashing his vehicle in downtown Leavenworth, according to a police spokesman.

A man was taken into custody after he allegedly led police on a short pursuit before crashing his vehicle in downtown Leavenworth, according to a police spokesman.

Following the crash, the driver reportedly fled on foot but was apprehended a short time later.

The incident began at 5:20 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of North Broadway. A Leavenworth police officer attempted to stop a pickup truck for several traffic violations. The driver of the truck did not stop, leading the officer on a pursuit that traveled onto Seneca Street, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

The driver allegedly ran a stop sign at Fourth and Seneca streets. The truck collided with another pickup that was traveling south on Fourth Street.

The suspect reportedly fled on foot, but he was apprehended in the 400 block of Osage Street.

“We recovered drugs and drug paraphernalia in the (suspect’s) vehicle,” Nicodemus said.

Police believe the suspect was under the influence of drugs at the time of the incident.

The 34-year-old Atchison man was arrested for allegations of fleeing and eluding police, driving with a suspended license, driving under the influence of drugs, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Nicodemus said the suspect also was arrested for a warrant that had been issued in Atchison County.

Police detained a passenger who had been traveling with the suspect. But the passenger later was released.