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By Steven Spencer
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office said they found themselves in two separate chases recently in a press release.
Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Route 100, near North Side Grocery, at approximated 10:20 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23.
According to the release, the driver increased speeds, refusing to stop and led deputies on Route 100 at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour, while passing Calhoun High School.
The driver, 20 year old Eric D. Brown, of White Hall, eventually stopped in Michael, where a subsequent investigation resulted in Brown’s arrest for the following offenses: aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude officers, DUI, DUI over 0.08, illegal transportation of alcohol, unlawful consumption of alcohol under 21, reckless driving, speeding, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage, improper vehicle lighting, and improper passing.
The stop also resulted in the arrest of Koal A. Smith, 18, of White Hall, for aggravated battery against a peace officer, resisting arrest, illegal transportation of alcoholic beverage and unlawful consumption of alcohol under 21.
Both subjects were transported to the Greene County Jail.
Deputies were led on separate high speed chase on Saturday, Sept 24, at approximately 8 p.m.
The Calhoun Sheriff’s Department responded to a call regarding a Chevrolet truck with a four-wheeler in the back driving erratically and causing damage at a business near Mozier Junction.
Officers attempted to stop a vehicle matching the description traveling north on Route 96 when the driver began to flee.
Deputies were led into Pike County where Pike County Deputies joined and took over as lead in the pursuit.
The pursuit was briefly terminated in Pleasant Hill due to homecoming events, while the vehicle continued north passing the high school at speeds over 100 miles per hour.
Deputies from both counties were able to follow the driver as they turned on County Highway 11 an turning off their lights.
The driver of the truck, Jeremy A. Miller, 38, of Griggsville, continued his attempt. to flee deputies until losing control the vehicle after striking a guardrail, leaving it inoperable.
Miller was arrested and transported to the Pike County Jail and was charged with aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, DUI, reckless driving, speeding, spilling load on highway, no headlights when required, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage, improper vehicle light, improper passing, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and expired registration.