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Dike Man Accused Of Evading Police In Vehicle

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Eric Vincent Klemptner

A Dike man was charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle Saturday night, after driving for a mile when police attempted to stop him.

Sulphur Springs Police Officer Adrian Pruitt at 11:47 a.m. May 4 attempted to stop a Toyota 4Runner in the 1500 block of East Shannon Road for a traffic violation. However, instead of pulling over, the driver of the vehicle continued driving, with Pruitt following behind with the overhead lights on his patrol vehicle on, the officer alleged in arrest reports. The car reportedly continued for a bout a mile before stopping on Shannon Road, Pruitt alleged in arrest reports.

The driver, identified in arrest reports as 46-year-old Eric Vincent Klemptner of Dike, allegedly told the officer he was going to drive to Dike with the officer following him because he didn’t want his vehicle towed. The officer took the man into custody and to jail for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, which was impounded, according to arrest reports.

A records check showed Klemptner to be wanted for driving while license invalid and failure to appear, resulting in additional charges.

Klemptner remained in the county jail Monday evening. His bond was set at $5,000 on the evading arrest or detention with a vehicle charge, according to jail reports. Fines for the outstanding warrants totaled $906.70, according to arrest reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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