MILTON — A Paxinos man has been charged with multiple counts after allegedly leading a Milton police officer on a high-speed chase through Milton and surrounding areas.

Jesse Brown, 42, of Paxinos, has been charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police, driving under the influence, possession of a small amount of marijuana, prohibited acts, reckless driving, careless driving, duties at stop signs, period for required lighted lamps, driving while suspended DUI related and drivers required to be licensed.

The charges were filed this week in the office of District Judge Michael Diehl, of Milton, as the result of an alleged incident which started to unfold at 2:47 a.m. May 24 at the intersection of Arch Street and Broadway, Milton.

Officer Jason Engleman, of the Milton Police Department, reported seeing a Ford Mustang allegedly operated by Brown traveling with no taillights activated.

When Engleman attempted to stop the Mustang, he said it accelerated at a high rate of speed through Milton. Eventually, the car started traveling east on Broadway Road at speeds in excess of 85 miles per hour.

Engleman wrote in the affidavit of probable cause that the Mustang eventually slid through an intersection, went airborne and landed in Limestone Run creek.

At that point, Engleman said Brown exited the vehicle and started running. He was apprehended a short time later in a marshy, overgrown brush area.

Inside the Mustang, Engleman reported finding a glass smoking device and suspected marijuana.

Brown allegedly told police he was driving “buzzed but not drunk.” He allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication and declined to submit to chemical testing.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. July 18 before Diehl.

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