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Man arrested on DUI charges after fleeing traffic stop

James Jackman

James Jackman

Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Sunday who fled from deputies working a DUI detail in downtown Prescott.

Deputies booked James Jackman, 49, of Prescott, into the Camp Verde jail on several charges including aggravated DUI, extreme DUI, unlawful flight from law enforcement, endangerment and felony criminal damage.

At 11:30 p.m., a deputy saw a blue 1985 Pontiac Firebird run the red light on Gurley Street at Montezuma Avenue and caught up with the car at the red light on Gurley and Cortez streets.

As the driver, later identified as Jackman, pulled away, the car crossed the center line twice and continued through the intersection at Marina Street, said Dwight D'Evelyn, spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

When the deputy stopped Jackman and walked up to his car, Jackman sped away, D'Evelyn said.

Jackman sped south on Pleasant Street at more than 60 miles per hour, tried to pass an SUV on Goodwin Street, then lost control, collided with a parked truck and ran from his car, D' Evelyn said.

An off-duty Prescott police officer helped the deputy detain Jackman, who wounded his head and smelled of alcohol.

Paramedics treated Jackman and drove him to Yavapai Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

A blood alcohol test result showed Jackman had a .21 percent blood alcohol concentration.

Jackman remains in custody on a $15, 000 bond and will appear in court on Tuesday, D'Evelyn said.

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