Man arrested after pushing vehicle off road on Scott Boulevard

Thursday, April 7, 2011 | 5:30 p.m. CDT; updated 10:20 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 7, 2011

COLUMBIA — Police arrested a Sturgeon man on a charge of ramming another vehicle off the road Wednesday evening on Scott Boulevard.

About 7 p.m. Wednesday, the 25-year-old driver hit another vehicle with his green truck and proceeded to push it off the road, according to Latisha Stroer,  Columbia Police public information officer.

The man left the scene, and police first spotted him turning onto Greely Drive. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle as it backed out onto Brown Station Road, but the man fled and police were forced to end the initial chase.

Police found the man later on Route HH and resumed the pursuit.

The chase ended on Hickory Street when the vehicle’s engine failed. Police ordered the driver from the vehicle, but he refused. Police then pulled him from the truck and took him into custody. When asked to take a field sobriety test, Stroer said, the man refused. 

The same man, Stroer said, was also involved in a previous incident Wednesday afternoon. He was reported as tailgating and yelling at another vehicle on I-70 Drive Southwest before hitting the vehicle and leaving the scene at 4:50 p.m.

Andrew George Houlditch was charged with:

  • Two counts of leaving the scene of an accident
  • Second-degree assault
  • Resisting arrest
  • Careless and imprudent driving

Houlditch was being held in the Boone County Jail with bond set at $11,000.

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Louis Schneebaum April 8, 2011 | 12:09 p.m.

Lots of crazies from Sturgeon lately; must be something in the water up there...

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