Moline Acres mayoral candidate pulled over after leaving polling place

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Moline Acres’ police chief confirms mayoral candidate Janice Jones was arrested Tuesday after a report she had almost struck two vehicles and was driving erratically. It happened at 2:55pm near Meadow Elementary school, a polling place.

Police say she was stopped in the 9700 block of Cambria. Jones was found driving with a suspended license and also had an outstanding warrant out of St. Louis County for improper turning.

Jones complained of nausea, had high blood pressure and it was later discovered that she was in chemo treatment. She was released for medical care at Christian Northeast Hospital and will appear in municipal court at a later date.

Reached Tuesday night after leaving the hospital, Jones said she knew nothing about a suspended license and denied the accusation that she nearly struck other vehicles. Jones said that a vehicle had been following her after she left the polling location.

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