Charges recommended after police chase in Jefferson City

11 months 1 day 18 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:57:00 PM CDT in News
By: Lauren Petterson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Charges were recommended against a driver in relation to a police chase in Jefferson City Tuesday.

According to a news release, a Jefferson City patrol officer stopped a GMC pickup truck for a license plate violation on Eastland Drive. The officer identified the occupants and determined that Christopher Franklin, the driver, and Rachel Burks, the passenger, had felony warrants.

When another police unit arrived, Franklin drove away. Officers deployed spike strips, and the driver turned onto Lafayette Street. Franklin then turned onto E. Miller Street and collided with another vehicle at the Clark Avenue intersection. People inside the other vehicle were not injured.

Franklin faces potential charges of felony resisting arrest, felony while revoked, careless and reckless driving, felony eluding and the outstanding warrant. Burks was arrested for her outstanding warrants as well. Franklin’s warrant was for leaving the scene of an injury accident, and Burks’ warrants were listed as for dangerous drugs and felony stealing.

[Editor's note: This story has been edited to clarify information regarding possible charges against the accused.]

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