Man taken into custody after vehicle chase

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 | 3:42 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was taken into custody after a vehicle and ground pursuit about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The pursuit began after David Singleton Jr., 31, failed to yield when officers from the Pro-Active Patrol Unit of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department tried to stop him for a traffic violation on eastbound Interstate 70 near the U.S. 63 Connector, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

Sheriff's Cpl. Chris Smith said in the release that the pursuit continued eastbound on I-70 until Singleton reached Route Z, where he left the interstate and began traveling eastbound on I-70 Drive Southeast.

Singelton left the roadway and then traveled through a residential lawn and into the woods, according to the release, and was captured by deputies as he attempted to run away.

Singleton was taken into custody on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine, driving with a suspended license, careless and imprudent driving, resisting and interfering with arrest for a felony and third-degree assault of a law enforcement officer.

His bond is set at $10,500.

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