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CPD: Motorcycle operator flees traffic stop

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

On Monday, October 11, 2021, officers with the Columbia Police Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a motorcycle on Wright Drive. However, the driver would not stop and attempted to elude officers. The motorcycle operator made his way from Wright Drive through multiple side streets before turning onto Jamestown Street traveling at a high rate of speed and passing other motorists.

Officers with the Columbia Police and the Adair County Sheriff's Office maintained visual of motorcycle until the subject wrecked on Knifley Road Highway 551.

Adair EMS responded to the scene and checked operator out on site before he was taken into custody.

James Haselwood, 38, of Columbia, is facing multiple charges including felonies fleeing and evading, wanton endangerment 1st degree, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and numerous traffic violations.

Officer Josh Durbin was the arresting Officer. He was assisted in pursuit and on scene by Sgt. Evan Burton, Deputy Tracy McCarol, and Adair County EMS.

This story was posted on 2021-10-12 10:18:58
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