A car chase that began in St. Robert ended in the Dixon area Friday morning. The vehicle had been involved in a hit and run accident and was being pursued by the St. Robert Police Department (SRPD).
The alleged driver of the vehicle was Roger D. Scott, 45, of St. Louis, Mo. The vehicle involved in the pursuit was reported stolen from the Camdenton area.
According to a press release from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department (PCSD), around 8:20 a.m. November 3, a call came in advising PCSD that SRPD was in pursuit of the vehicle after the hit and run accident.
Court documents in the case state that the accident occurred at the 159 east bound ramp of I-44 and the "suspect was driving a stolen pickup truck with a stolen trailer and a stolen car on the trailer."
"The suspect down loaded the car off the trailer and left the scene in a red in color older model Charger type vehicle with no license plates traveling East on Old Rt. 66," the probable cause statement said.
The officer in pursuit of the vehicle reported in the probable cause statement that the fleeing vehicle "traveled at high rates of speed ranging from 65 mph to 100 mph in an effort to elude law enforcement."
"During the pursuit, the suspect drove on the wrong side of road numerous times traveling at excessive rates of speed nearly causing multiple vehicle accidents and forcing other vehicles off the road," court documents reported.
"The pursuit was going northbound on Highway Y outside of their city limits. Pulaski County Deputies attempted to move into positions ahead of the pursuit. The vehicle traveled over Cave Road onto Rt. O and headed toward Dixon," the press release from PCSD stated.
PCSD reports that their deputies set up a spike strip, in the hopes of puncturing the suspect's tires and stopping the vehicle, near Rt. PP and Highway 28. Both front tires of the vehicle drove over the spike strip, according to the press release, and deflated eventually causing the vehicle to run off the road and into a ditch.
"Once the suspect vehicle ran over the spike strips, it impacted into a guard rail at the intersection of Hwy 28 and Camp Rd," the SRPD officer reported in his probable cause statement.
PCSD and SRPD took Scott, the driver of the vehicle, into custody. The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) arrived on scene to investigate the accident and Dixon Ambulance Service arrived on scene to treat Scott for injuries sustained in the accident.
After being taken into custody, officers discovered that Scott had active warrants for his arrest in St. Charles County, Mo. as well as an active parole warrant from the state of Illinois, according to the press release.
The probable cause statement reported that Scott was transported to Phelps County Regional Medical Center following the accident and after being cleared at the hospital, was processed at SRPD.
Scott has been charged with one count of Resisting a Lawful Stop, a class E felony, and Tampering in the first degree, a class D felony, in Pulaski County. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.