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By BETH ZUMWALT
A high speed chase which began in Calhoun County, ended on County Highway 11 just north of Pleasant Hill.
According to the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, the dispatch center received information that a Calhoun County Deputy was in pursuit of a red Chevrolet pick-up truck with a 4-wheeler in the back. The truck, which was wanted for questioning in a criminal trespassing charge, fled from Calhoun officers at high rate of speed, some reported speeds were in excess of 100 m.p.h.
The Pike County Sheriff’s Department and Pleasant Hill Police Department assisted with the pursuit, joining at the Pike/Calhoun line. During the pursuit the driver of the suspect vehicle turned their headlights off and continued to flee.
The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle struck a guardrail on County Highway #11 north of Pleasant Hil.
The driver, Jeremy A. Miller, 38, of Griggsville, was arrested on charges of:
aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer, driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident,speeding (40 mph+), improper lighting, driving without lights when required.
Miller was lodged in the Pike County Jail.
Miller is also charged in Calhoun for the offenses of: aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer, reckless driving, speeding (40+mph).
The Pike County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Pleasant Hill Police Department, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Pleasant Hill Fire Department, Spring Creek Fire Department, and the Pike County Ambulance Service.