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Man arrested after allegedly squealing tires, fleeing

A Mount Vernon man was arrested for six charges after allegedly fleeing from an officer while under the influence of alcohol. Brandon Tingle, 20, was allegedly squealing his tires in the parking lot of the M&H gas station on May 1 in Mitchell...

A Mount Vernon man was arrested for six charges after allegedly fleeing from an officer while under the influence of alcohol.

Brandon Tingle, 20, was allegedly squealing his tires in the parking lot of the M&H gas station on May 1 in Mitchell when a police officer witnessed the act and activated his emergency lights, according to the police report.

The report states Tingle fled from the officer at speeds of more than 50 mph until he crashed his vehicle into a telephone pole by the Abbott House.

Tingle's passenger allegedly asked Tingle to stop and let him out, but Tingle refused.

Tingle allegedly admitted to drinking at least five beers before the incident. No one was injured. Upon booking, Tingle had a blood alcohol content of 0.138. The legal limit for driving is 0.08.

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Tingle was arrested for aggravated eluding, exhibition driving, reckless driving, firstoffense driving under the influence, driving with a suspended driver's license and underage consumption of alcohol.

Aggravated eluding is a Class 6 felony punishable by a maximum of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.

First offense DUI and reckless driving are Class 1 misdemeanors each punishable by a maximum of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Underage consumption of alcohol, driving with a suspended license and exhibition driving are all Class 2 misdemeanors each punishable by a maximum of 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

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