A Williamsburg man was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia Friday morning.
David Buxton II, 38, was arrested after a vehicle chase — the Fulton Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Callaway County Sheriff's Office contributed to the arrest.
According to a probable cause statement, two Fulton police officers saw a vehicle travelling in reverse at 7:20 a.m. on Cote Sans Dessein Road near Gary Street.
As the officers drew near, the vehicle continued to travel in reverse for one block. The officers activated emergency lights, attempting to stop the vehicle.
Though it slowed, the vehicle did not come to a complete stop. The officers then activated sirens and the vehicle began to accelerate. A probable cause statement from the FPD does not specify whether the vehicle continued in reverse or began travelling forward.
Near the intersection of Collier Lane and Business 54, the vehicle drove into oncoming traffic and failed to stop at a stop sign.
According to the statement, the vehicle fled through residential areas where children were waiting for the school bus. Due to heavy traffic, the officers slowed and lost sight of the vehicle near East Reed Street.
A short time later, the Missouri State Highway Patrol located the vehicle and continued the pursuit. The suspect vehicle crashed near Silver Drive and Highway 54 West. Buxton was identified as the driver.
The Fulton officers responded to the scene and questioned Buxton. According to the statement, Buxton admitted to driving the vehicle during the initial traffic stop attempt. He also allegedly admitted to recently using methamphetamine, marijuana and Fentanyl.
During a MSHP drug recognition evaluation, Buxton was found to be impaired and unable to operate a motor vehicle safely.
Sheriff's office deputies found a white powdery substance and a syringe in the vehicle.
Buxton also had an expired driver's license.
According to Missouri CaseNet, Buxton has a hearing scheduled Tuesday.