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Three injured after police pursuit in Stoddard County

Monday, April 15, 2013

PAINTON, Mo. -- Three people were injured in a crash after a police pursuit Sunday afternoon, Missouri State Highway Patrol officials said.

According to Trooper Clark Parrott, spokesman for the Highway Patrol, the pursuit began in Scott County after a Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by Curtis M. Cureton, 39, of Bell City, Mo., fled from a state trooper attempting to pull it over for a registration violation.

Parrott said the pursuit ended at 12:52 p.m. on Highway O, one mile west of Painton, Mo., in Stoddard County, where police laid spike strips across the road. The vehicle ran off the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned after hitting the spikes, leaving Cureton and his two passengers, Curtis M. Cureton II, 16, of Bell City and Brianna Hamlin, 18, of Caffee, Mo., with moderate injuries, according the Highway Patrol crash report.

Parrott said charges are pending because officers are still investigating the incident and the reason Cureton fled.

Pertinent Address:

Painton, Mo.


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"for a registration violation"

SERIOUSLY, does someone have to DIE before policemen high on adrenline wake up and realize that a "rigistration violation" is NOT worth risking innocent bystanders lives?

-- Posted by franchisee on Sun, Apr 14, 2013, at 7:31 PM

SERIOUSLY, does someone have to DIE before policemen high on adrenline wake up and realize that a "rigistration violation" is NOT worth risking innocent bystanders lives?

-- Posted by vampirella on Sun, Apr 14, 2013, at 7:31 PM

Seriously, the Highway Patrol did not initiate the chase. The idiot driving the car is the one who risked peoples' lives.

-- Posted by RELee on Sun, Apr 14, 2013, at 8:03 PM

shouldn't have tried to run

-- Posted by crazyhorse on Sun, Apr 14, 2013, at 8:33 PM

Moron. The highway patrol was trying to pull them over for a registration violation. The suspect fled and the pursuit started. My first thought as a highway patrol would be what are they afraid of? For all I would know is that they could be smuggling 5kilos of cocaine.

-- Posted by Bleak Issue on Sun, Apr 14, 2013, at 8:49 PM

Some seem to think "Don't enforce the law, someone might get hurt."

-- Posted by Mark Rutledge on Mon, Apr 15, 2013, at 9:32 AM


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