A police chase in Galena was stopped short when the speeding driver passed over into Missouri.

According to Lieutenant Pat Collins of the Galena Police Department a vehicle was speeding through town and an officer tried to do a traffic stop. The vehicle didnít stop, but took off driving in excess of 80 miles per hour through the town of Galena and into Missouri.

Collins said the officer could not get close enough to the vehicle to get a plate number, but did notify police officers in Missouri when the vehicle crossed over state lines.

Collins said they make it their policy not to participate in high speed car chases.