LEBANON, Missouri- A Lebanon police officer says he was conducting a radar speed check Tuesday at East Elm Street and Millcreek roads when he saw a black SUV run a red light.
“I proceeded after the vehicle that now was at a high rate of speed traveling east on Millcreek road. I observed the vehicle exit off Millcreek and enter interstate 44 west bound and continued at a high rate of speed. I activated my emergency lights and siren and continued after the vehicle. I was finally able to get the vehicle to stop at the 128.4 mile marker and advised dispatch I was on a traffic stop,” the officer said in the report.
Four individuals were in the vehicle when the officer approached and asked the driver, a 23 year-old man for for his license and proof of insurance.
Dispatch advised the officer that the driver has a suspended driver license and one passenger, a 17 year old white male out of Lebanon, had an active warrant out of Laclede County. Both subject were arrested and taken to the police department to be booked. The driver was processed and released with a summons to appear in court for speeding, failure to obey a traffic device and driving while suspended. The teen was booked and transported to Laclede County Jail on his warrant, the report said.