Man Crashed into Squad Car While Fleeing Traffic Stop, Police Say
The man crashed into the police car near Jana Elementary School on June 14, according to St. Louis County Police.
A North County drove his car into a police patrol car June 14 near Jana Elementary School in Florissant, St. Louis County Police said.
Philip Saddler, of the 1500 block of Boardwalk in North County, was charged Friday with leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest.
The officer attempted to pull Saddler over for not wearing a seat belt, but Saddler drove away instead, St. Louis County Police said. The officer followed him to 405 Jana Drive, which dead ends at Jana Elementary.
Saddler turned around and drove at the police car, striking it and causing $2,635 in damage, according to the police report. Saddler left his car and fled on foot, and tried to run when police arrived at his home, according to court documents.
Bail was set at $7,500.
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