Missouri man facing charges after high-speed police chase

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WINFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A Missouri man is charged with multiple crimes after a high-speed chase led to a crash.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 37-year-old Justin Powers of Winfield is charged with resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, careless driving and driving with a revoked license. He is also charged with assaulting a law officer because, police say, the chase put a state trooper at risk.

Authorities say a state trooper tried to pull over Powers Monday on Highway 47 in Lincoln County, but Powers took off.

The chase reached speeds of more than 100 mph before the trooper stopped the pursuit. The suspect car kept going and hit a sign and pole.

Authorities say Powers tried to run but was caught. He is jailed on $25,000 cash-only bail.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com