Driver charged with breaking traffic law and resisting arrest

Monday, January 3, 2011 | 3:33 p.m. CST; updated 4:16 p.m. CST, Monday, January 3, 2011

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of driving carelessly and resisting arrest. 

According to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy saw a car drive into another lane of traffic and pass three vehicles waiting at the stop sign near the intersection of Brown School and Clearview roads at 6:38 p.m.

When the deputy tried to stop the car, it sped up, according to the news release. The deputy pursued the car until the driver and the passenger stopped the vehicle and fled.

The driver, Andre London, 27, and the passenger, a 16-year-old boy, were taken into custody a short time later.

According to the news release, London was arrested for careless and imprudent driving, operating a vehicle without a license, resisting arrest, littering and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

London’s bond total is $2,300.

The teenager, whose name was not released, was a previously reported runaway, according to the news release. He was found with a package of cocaine. After getting in the patrol car, he kicked the deputy in the leg. 

According to the news release, the teenager was referred to the juvenile justice authorities for runaway, third-degree assault against a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance. He was detained at the Juvenile Justice Center.

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