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Hancock man held after police chase

August 22, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

HANCOCK - A Hancock man charged with eluding police drove faster than 100 mph in an attempt to avoid a traffic stop, according to a charging document.

Mickey Richard Thompson Jr., 42, of 14060 Hollow Road, was being held Monday night at Washington County Detention Center on traffic tickets and charges of driving under the influence and eluding police. Bail was set at $100,000, Washington County District Court documents state.

According to a charging document, an officer from the Hancock Police Department using a radar gun clocked a black Ford sport utility vehicle traveling 58 mph in a 30 mph zone on Main Street. When the officer turned on his emergency signals, Thompson sped off, accelerating to 105 mph on Interstate 70 before skidding out of control and hitting an embankment, according to a charging document.

Thompson, who refused medical treatment, registered a blood-alcohol level of .17 on a breath test - more than twice the legal limit of .08 - the charging document states.

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Thompson was charged with driving/attempting to drive while under the influence, driving/attempting to drive while under the influence of alcohol per se, driving/attempting to drive while impaired by alcohol, driving with a suspended license, attempting to elude police and driving on a revoked license. He also was issued two speeding tickets, and tickets for negligent driving and unsafe lane change.

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