A man driving a stolen sport utility vehicle eluded Independence police Friday after a brief chase.

A man driving a stolen sport utility vehicle eluded Independence police Friday after a brief chase.

An Independence police officer ran the license plate on a sport utility vehicle pulling a trailer. The SUV was reported stolen from Blue Springs. Also, the trailer was stolen.

The driver refused to pull over. Officers terminated the chase after a short time because the SUV was all over the road, according to police.

Turned out that the man ditched the vehicle and trailer in a field near the Truman Sports Complex. The man got the vehicle stuck in the field, according to police. Officers did not find the individual but recovered the trailer and SUV.