Winfield man charged after leading trooper on chase

2 years 11 months 5 days ago Tuesday, January 06 2015 Jan 6, 2015 Tuesday, January 06, 2015 3:53:12 AM UTC January 06, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities say a Winfield man was arrested and charged this week after leading police on a high-speed chase.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 37-year-old Justin Powers was trying to avoid a traffic stop Monday by a state trooper who noticed he didn't have a front license plate.

The trooper says he pulled Powers over, but as he walked toward the vehicle, Powers made a U-turn on Highway 47 near Troy. Officials say the trooper stopped pursuing Powers because Powers was putting other motorists at risk by driving over 100 mph.

Powers later hit a sign and pole, and then tried to escape the trooper on foot. He was caught and charged with resisting arrest, possessing drug paraphernalia, speeding, careless driving, driving with a revoked license and with assaulting a law enforcement officer.

It wasn't immediately clear if Powers had an attorney.

 

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