Pettis County Sheriff’s Reports for September 6, 2023
This article is compiled from reports issued by the Pettis County Sheriff's Office.
Tuesday morning, a Pettis County Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was failing to maintain its lane. The vehicle also had a busted tail light, which was displaying white. The stop was attempted in the area of Winchester Drive and West Broadway Boulevard. The vehicle continued to travel east bound, despite the Deputy behind it with his emergency lights and sirens activated. The driver stopped at the red light in the turn lanes at the intersection of US 50 and US 65 Highway.
The Deputy attempted to make contact with the driver, who then fled at a high rate of speed east bound on Broadway Boulevard. Deputies pursued the vehicle, which traveled north on Engineer and around the Griessen and Cedar area. The vehicle continued making turns and running stop signs at high rates of speed, and continued to flee.
The driver’s brother called 911 during the pursuit, and stated the driver had been consuming alcohol. The vehicle veered consistently into the oncoming lanes of traffic before getting back into the correct lanes. The vehicle eventually went off-road, and began to travel on the tarmac of the Sedalia Airport. Then, the vehicle travelled off road through a field at high rates of speed. The vehicle eventually got back on the roadway and continued to flee down Boonville Road. A Sedalia Police Officer was able to deploy Stop Sticks, which deflated one of the vehicle’s tires. The vehicle then traveled south on Emett and then east on Broadway Boulevard. The vehicle continued to flee at high rates of speeds out of City Limits, with Deputies in pursuit.
The vehicle, which at times fled at speeds in excess of 100 MPH, traveled into Morgan County. The vehicle eventually came to a stop near 50 HWY and Oswald Road, in Morgan County. The Driver, Jason Lee Davidson, 41, of Liberty, was taken into custody. Davidson was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he provided a breath sample well over the legal limit (.122% - the legal limit being 0.08%). Davidson was placed on a 24-hour hold pending charges of felony Resisting Arrest by Fleeing (Creating Substantial Risk), felony Driving While Intoxicated (Aggravated Offender) and Driving While Revoked. Davidson was issued a cash or surety bond of $7500.00.
Note: Several details in this article were supplemented with the probable cause statement attached to the report.