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Holts Summit man guilty of charge after Jefferson City vehicle chase

Holts Summit man guilty of charge after Jefferson City vehicle chase

October 20th, 2017 in Local News

A Holts Summit man has been found guilty of a charge in connection with a vehicle chase that occurred in April in Jefferson City.

Damien Rotter, 21, was found guilty of resisting a lawful stop following a bench trial before Cole County Judge Dan Green. The judge found Rotter not guilty of two misdemeanor charges of driving without a valid license and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sentencing is scheduled for December.

On the morning of April 13, an officer was attempting to initiate a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Bald Hill Road, according to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement.

Rotter sped away, and an 11-block pursuit began through a residential neighborhood. Speeds during the chase reached 100 mph. Rotter ran three stop signs and sped into the oncoming lane multiple times before crashing in the 2100 block of Bald Hill and being taken into custody.