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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2011 1:08 pm


The Missouri State Highway Patrol used a spike strip to stop a driver who was allegedly under the influence of bath salts and was speeding in excess of 100 mph while running from Lebanon Police early Saturday.

At about 12:01 a.m., a Lebanon Police officer saw a car traveling south on Jefferson Avenue with no front license plate. When the officer turned around to see the car’s back license plate, the car changed lanes and turned right onto Seventh Street. The car then allegedly ran a stop sign on the way back to North Jefferson Avenue, according to information released by the LPD.

The officer activated his emergency lights and sirens to get the car to stop for the stop sign violation. The car did not stop and sped up to more than 100 mph as it went onto Missouri 64. The officer reported that while traveling at that high rate of speed, the car was crossing into the left lane while going around corners and passed several vehicles in no passing zones, according to the information.

For more on this story, see the Monday edition of The Daily Record. 

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