Clinton County Pursuit Charges


Charges have been filed in Clinton County Circuit Court after a pursuit occurred in that county on June 30th.

Everist Donald, age 34, of East St. Louis, faces felony charges of alleged aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and leaving the scene of an accident. He has also been charged with three misdemeanors.

Its alleged Donald failed to stop for a deputy who noticed the wrong license plates were allegedly on the vehicle.

A high-speed pursuit occurred through Trenton and continued on Illinois Route 161. Near New Baden, the driver of the suspect vehicle attempted to pass other vehicles on the right, went into a ditch and overturned in a field.

Two passengers in the car were ejected and injured.

The driver fled on foot.

Police searched that area for several hours and eventually found Donald, who was taken into custody without incident.