Man jailed after taunting deputies

Maries County deputies arrested a St. Clair man after he challenged them to a race in a stolen car, then led them on a chase through Vienna going faster than 90 mph.

David L. Williams, 31, appeared to be “impaired and possibly under the influence” of drugs when he was arrested, according to a news release from the Maries County Sheriff’s Department.

“I must say this is one of the most unusual cases I have ever been involved in,” Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said in a news release. “It was if the driver of the vehicle was deliberately taunting the sheriff’s deputies and breaking the law in front of them for them to give chase. I have never had someone in a stolen car pulled up to sheriff’s deputies and ask them if they wanted to race and then take off at a high rate of speed.”

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