- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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 (http://bit.ly/1xN1K3d ) 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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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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