Man Cited for Multiple Violations after Fleeing Police

By Jonathan Cooper |

Published 03/24 2014 10:12AM

Updated 03/24 2014 09:33PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph Police Department has identified a man that eluded officers on foot and by car on Sunday evening.

Police say Austin Parks, 21, of St. Joseph fled after officers attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation.

Officers did not pursue, but caught up to him and found he had crashed his vehicle at 12th and Ridenbaugh.

Police say Parks took off on foot and was tased by officers about a block away.

Officers believe Parks eluded police because he had several outstanding traffic violations.

He now has six citations including leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license.

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