Police: Man Strikes Two Cars, Leads High-Speed Pursuit

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville man landed himself  in jail after he hit a truck head-on and fled the scene, led a high-speed chase of more than 120 miles per hour and also struck a patrol car, according to police.

Brooks Baker, 21, of Fayetteville was arrested on suspicion of felony leaving the scene of an accident with injury, and misdemeanor reckless driving, speeding and failing to maintain control, and was also cited for running a stop sign.

About 4:30 p.m. Saturday, police were dispatched to the intersection of Old Missouri and Old Wire Roads for a head-on collision.

Witnesses told police a man in an old pickup drove recklessly before striking another truck. One witness told police at one point, Baker drove 80 miles per hour on a residential street, according to an arrest report.

Several other witnesses told police Baker’s truck went airborne at the intersection, the arrest report states.

After, Baker hit a truck head-on before fleeing the scene, police say.

The truck was occupied by a man and his wife. The two sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to the report.

One person followed Baker’s truck into Elkins, where Elkins police tried to pull over Baker, but rather, he led them on a high-speed chase at more than 120 miles per hour, the arrest report states.

Police say Baker also struck an Elkins patrol car. The officer was not injured.

After, Baker reportedly jumped out of his truck and ran from police, but was arrested shortly thereafter.

He was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center for treatment before he was booked in the Washington County Detention Center. Baker remained in jail Monday (Nov. 21) in lieu of a $6,785 bond.