Man arrested after near-miss with Columbia patrol vehicle

7 months 1 week 3 days ago April 28, 2016 Apr 28, 2016 Thursday, April 28 2016 Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:47:00 PM CDT in News
By: Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said Thursday it arrested a man after he nearly collided with a patrol vehicle twice Wednesday afternoon. 

Officials said an officer was traveling southbound on the US 63 Connector at I-70 when a vehicle driven by Marlon Folkes nearly collided with the patrol vehicle. A short time later, Folkes' vehicle nearly collided with the officer's vehicle again, the department said.

Police said the officer stopped Folkes and could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle. The officer then searched the vehicle and found marijuana cigarettes, Alprazolam pills and a loaded .45 handgun in the center console, officials said.

Folkes could face both felony and misdemeanor drug charges as well as an unlawful use of a weapon charge. 

 

 

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