Man allegedly attempts to run over Lincoln County deputy - KMOV.com

Man allegedly attempts to run over Lincoln County deputy

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Blake Wolz (Credit: Lincoln County Sheriff Department) Blake Wolz (Credit: Lincoln County Sheriff Department)

LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A St. Peters man is facing charges after allegedly trying to run over a deputy.

The incident occurred on South Lindsey Road in unincorporated Lincoln County on April 1 around 9 p.m.

Deputies say they were responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle. When 19-year-old Blake Wolz noticed the deputies, he started his vehicle and drove it in a circle rapidly with his pregnant girlfriend in the car.

Wolz then attempted to allegedly hit a deputy, who had to jump out of the way.

The deputy returned to his patrol vehicle and followed Wolz.

According to authorities, Wolz’s vehicle eventually lost control and left the road. While trying to avoid Wolz, the deputy was forced to leave the road and crashed into several trees.

The deputy suffered minor injuries during the incident.

Wolz and his pregnant girlfriend were arrested on scene after a short chase. Deputies say Wolz admitted to try to escape because he had marijuana on him.

Deputies say Wolz’s girlfriend was booked but not charged immediately because of her medical condition. Additional charges are expected in the case.

Wolz is charged with second-degree assault on law enforcement with criminal negligence, resisting arrest for a felony and possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana.

Wolz is currently held in the Lincoln County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond.

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