Man arrested after fleeing near accident with Rock Hill police car

September 4, 2013 

A 20-year man was arrested by Rock Hill police Monday after he fled the scene of a near accident with a police cruiser.

Dreon Gordon, 20, was a passenger in the car when it made an improper right turn from Cherry Road onto Constitution Boulevard, entering the lane where the police cruiser was, according to a Rock Hill police report.

Officers stopped the vehicle, noticing alcohol on the breath of the driver, a front-seat passenger and Gordon, according to the police report. The officer asked Gordon for his name and he told them “Christian Andrew Shanon,” the report states.

After testing positive for alcohol, Gordon ran from police. He was caught about one-quarter of mile away on Fargo Street, according to the report.

Gordon said he ran because he was scared, according to the report.

Police searched the vehicle and found an orange juice contained containing alcohol and a bottom of Svedka vodka with Skittles in the bottom, according to the report.

The driver and front-seat passenger were charged with Minor Consumption of Liquor and a violation of open container liquor law. The driver was also charged with making an improper turn.

Gordon was charged with an open-container citation, Minor in Consumption of Liquor, giving false information to the police, and resisting arrest.

– Don Worthington

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