Man drove away during a traffic stop

BY REBECCA MORIN | MAY 07, 2013 5:00 AM

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A local man has been accused of driving away from police officials during a traffic stop.

Quentin Williams, 20, was charged Sunday with OWI and eluding.

Iowa City police officials reportedly observed Williams’ beige Chevy Impala traveling at 54 mph in a 25 mph zone, an Iowa City police complaint said. Officials proceeded to initiate a traffic stop.

According to the complaint, Williams allegedly continued to speed away from the police squad car. However, Williams stopped his vehicle near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Sycamore Street.

Police officials allegedly observed a strong odor of alcohol and noted that Williams had bloodshot watery eyes, the complaint said. The vehicle was still in drive when officers approached the vehicle.

Officials instructed Williams to turn off his vehicle and take the keys out of the ignition; however, Williams proceeded to drive away.

Police officials located Williams’ vehicle at 2162 Davis St. He consented to a preliminary breath test, which resulted in a .037 blood alcohol level, the complaint said.

Williams was also tested by a drug recognition expert, who allegedly determined Williams to be impaired by drugs, the complaint said.

OWI is a serious misdemeanor. Eluding is a Class-D felony.

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