Jackson man accused of fleeing Cape police, crashing while drunk

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Justin McCollum

A Jackson man was issued several summonses, including one for driving while intoxicated, early Saturday morning after Cape Girardeau police reportedly saw him speed out of Capaha Park.

About 2:15 a.m., officers observed Justin T. McCollum, 24, rapidly pull out from the park in a Ford pickup, said officer Darin Hickey. After several turns through city streets, officers saw the pickup driving off the road through a nearby cemetery, Hickey said.

The pickup turned up some turf and apparently struck a tree at some point, Hickey said.

Police issued summonses to McCollum for DWI, careless and imprudent driving, failure to stop at a stop sign and a park curfew violation. Police released him later that morning.

Pertinent address:

Capaha Park, Cape Girardeau, MO

Map of pertinent addresses

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