East St. Louis man charged after chase in Cape

Thursday, March 21, 2002

Cape Girardeau police arrested an East St. Louis, Ill., man Tuesday night after he led them on a low-speed chase through town that resulted in damage to a police car.

Qurchan L. Wallace was charged with 15 misdemeanors, including failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. Most of the violations were for failure to stop at red lights. According to Scott Lipke, assistant prosecuting attorney, Wallace's vehicle rolled into a police car after he tried to flee.

The chase occurred about 10:30 Tuesday night when an officer noticed Wallace's expired license plates. It extended several blocks from the intersection of Pacific and Independence until ending at the intersection of Pacific and Merriwether.