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Vincennes man accused texting while driving, then running from police

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Chris Davis. Source: Indiana State Police Chris Davis. Source: Indiana State Police
VINCENNES, IN (WFIE) -

A man from Vincennes is facing charges after allegedly running from police, and driving recklessly.

Wednesday afternoon around 6:40 P.M., A Trooper was patrolling on Henderson Road near Niblack Road when he says he saw a driver texting while driving north on Henderson Road.

As the trooper turned around to follow the 1998 GMC Sonoma, he says the driver disregarded the stop sign at Niblack Road, and took off "at a high rate of speed"

The trooper lost sight of the vehicle.

A witness told the trooper he saw the car driving toward Willow Street, that's where it was found; sitting in the parking lot at Maple Park Apartments.

The driver, who was later identified as 33-year-old Chris Davis of Vincennes was found and arrested without incident and taken to the Knox County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.

Further investigation revealed Davis nearly struck two children on bicycles while they were on Niblack Road and that he fled from Trooper Francis because he had an expired license plate on his vehicle.

ARRESTED AND CHARGES:
• 33-year-old Chris Davis South School House Road, Vincennes, IN
1. Resisting Law Enforcement, Class D Felony
2. Criminal Recklessness, Class A Misdemeanor

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