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10:22 AM Sat, Jan. 19th

Police charge speeder with endangerment

Christopher Brian Kerschen

Christopher Brian Kerschen

Prescott Valley police arrested a Las Vegas driver Saturday on felony charges of unlawful flight, five counts of endangerment and three DUI misdemeanors.

An officer on patrol spotted a Ford F-150 driving westbound on Fain Road at high speed. The officer used his radar gun to confirm that the truck was traveling at 105 miles an hour.

Four other cars pulled to the side of the road to avoid the truck, which left the roadway several times and almost struck a bicyclist, police said in a press release.

The driver of the truck refused to immediately pull over after the officer turned on his lights and siren, police said.

When the driver, later identified as 30-year-old Christopher Brian Kerschen, finally did pull over, police determined that he was operating under the influence of alcohol, the press release

said.

Police arrested him and booked him into the Yavapai County Detention Center in Camp Verde, the release said.