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One arrested, another wanted after driver allegedly flees vehicle with amphetamine

MCCOOK COUNTY -- One person was arrested and a warrant was issued for another after law enforcement allegedly found drugs in a vehicle and the driver fled the scene.

The McCook County Courthouse is pictured Monday morning. Corey "Cornelius" Milk was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison Monday inside the courthouse after firing a weapon outside a Salem bar in July. (Jake Shama/Republic)
The McCook County Courthouse is pictured Monday morning. Corey "Cornelius" Milk was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison Monday inside the courthouse after firing a weapon outside a Salem bar in July. (Jake Shama/Republic)

MCCOOK COUNTY - One person was arrested and a warrant was issued for another after law enforcement allegedly found drugs in a vehicle and the driver fled the scene.

Rachelle Liesinger, 26, of Bridgewater, was arrested Feb. 10, and a warrant was issued for David Clark, 37, of Bridgewater, after Clark ran from a vehicle in which a McCook County deputy found amphetamine during a traffic stop, court documents state.

At about 11 p.m., a deputy attempted to perform a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Clark for speeding near the intersection of Highway 42 and 451st Avenue, about six miles southeast of Canistota, but Clark turned onto a gravel road and continued driving for a mile, court documents state.

When it stopped, the deputy approached the vehicle and allegedly smelled alcohol. The deputy administered a preliminary breath test to Clark, but a police report says Clark continually took the test incorrectly, which resulted in faulty readings. Clark allegedly failed four field-sobriety tests.

The deputy told Clark he was being placed under arrest, but Clark said he was not going to jail and ran into a shelter belt, court documents state.

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Liesinger was detained but allegedly began kicking the patrol vehicle. She was handcuffed and placed in leg restraints but continued to scream and resist, court documents state.

The deputy searched the vehicle, which allegedly produced bags with a crystal substance, a white powder and pills.

Clark could not be located, but he contacted the sheriff's office the next day and said the substances were epsom salt and ibuprofen. A subsequent test of the substances, weighing 20 grams, tested positive for amphetamine.

A warrant was issued for Clark's arrest on Feb. 14, but he has not been arrested yet, according to the McCook County Sheriff's Office. Clark is charged with first-degree escape, a Class 4 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine; first-offense DUI, a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine; and having an open alcoholic beverage in a vehicle and driving with a suspended license, Class 2 misdemeanors, punishable upon conviction by up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Liesinger was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 5 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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