Kewanee man arrested on felony and misdemeanor driving offenses


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Originally Posted Online: May 02, 2013, 1:58 pm
Last Updated: May 02, 2013, 6:48 pm
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Travis K. Ladson, 25, of Kewanee, was arrested Wednesday by Illinois State Police District 7 for several felony and misdemeanor driving offenses.

About 8:20 a.m. on May 1, a state trooper saw a late-model Honda Accord going northbound on Ill. 78 at a high rate of speed. While trying to catch up to the vehicle, the trooper saw the Honda passing in a "no passing zone", running cars off the road and driving erratically, according to a news release.

The trooper caught up to the Honda while it was stopped at an intersection in Annawan, and signaled the driver to pull over. Instead, the driver accelerated into the stationary squad car, then drove into the yard of a business, according to the release.

The Honda then went onto Interstate 80 eastbound and accelerated to about 110 mph, according to the release. Deeming a pursuit unsafe to the public, the trooper terminated the stop.

Using the Secretary of State photo database, the trooper was able to identify Mr. Ladson and arrested him at home without incident, according to the release.

He has been charged with three counts of Class 4 felony aggravated fleeing and eluding; Class 3 felony criminal damage to state supported property; misdemeanor reckless driving; and "multiple" traffic offenses, including driving while revoked.

Mr. Ladson is being held at the Henry County Jail on $200,000 bond.

















 



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