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Melbourne man leads police on chase

Thursday, August 11, 2005

A Melbourne man has been charged with multiple misdemeanor offenses after a high speed chase ended with him wrecking his car Aug. 1 in Izard County.

Peter Paul Sutterfield, 29, is charged with one count of DWI, reckless driving, fleeing, speeding and driving with a suspended driver's license.

According to the Izard County Sheriff's Department, Sutterfield was traveling on Highway 69 south of Melbourne when Arkansas State Trooper Daniel Busch noticed he was driving erratically.

Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Busch attempted to stop the Pontiac Grand Am Sutterfield was driving, but Sutterfield sped off.

Lawrence said Busch chased Sutterfield south to the town of Zion and then to Bonetown. He said Sutterfield lost control of his vehicle on Highway 58 and wrecked at approximately 10 p.m.

Deputies from the Izard County Sheriff's Department assisted in the pursuit of Sutterfield, Lawrence said.

He said officers chased Sutterfield for approximately 15 miles over several gravel roads.

A passenger in Sutterfield's vehicle was charged with one count of public intoxication, a class A misdemeanor.

Sutterfield told law officers he needed medical attention after the wreck, Lawrence said.

Officers took Sutterfield to Calico Rock Medical Center where he was treated and released.

The passenger didn't request medical attention.

Lawrence said Sutterfield was already on probation for stealing a vehicle from Truck Country, a truck dealership in Melbourne. He said Sutterfield's probation could be revoked over these latest charges.

Sutterfield is being held in the Izard County Detention Center in lieu of a $1,914 bond.

The passenger was released the next day on a $150 bond.

Both are slated to appear in Izard County District Court this month.

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