On the morning of Sept. 30th, Pettis County Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle for failing to stop at a red light at Highway 50 and State Fair Boulevard.
The vehicle failed to stop for the Deputy, and a pursuit was initiated..

During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle struck another vehicle. After speeds in excess of 110 miles per hour, the vehicle was stopped near Highway 50 and Highway FF.

The driver, Anthony M. Payne of Florissant, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail.

Payne faces charges of Fleeing Arrest by Creating Substantial Risk to Life, Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle in a Careless and Imprudent Manner, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Stop at a Ready Red Signal, Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Speeding (26 miles or more).

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