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Winner man arrested for high-speed chase

WINNER -- A Winner man was charged with aggravated eluding and other charges this month for a vehicle chase in December. Dione Peneaux, 31, was charged with aggravated eluding and nine misdemeanor charges on Jan. 3, stemming from a Dec. 29 vehicl...

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WINNER - A Winner man was charged with aggravated eluding and other charges this month for a vehicle chase in December.

Dione Peneaux, 31, was charged with aggravated eluding and nine misdemeanor charges on Jan. 3, stemming from a Dec. 29 vehicle chase in which he allegedly fled police in a white Pontiac at speeds up to 75 mph, court documents state.

According to court documents, a Winner Police officer attempted to pull over Peneaux at about 2 p.m. on Highway 18 in Winner after Peneaux drove through a stop sign on Van Buren Street near Saint Mary’s Hall.

Peneaux allegedly eluded the officer and made several turns in town, driving as fast as 40 mph in a 20 mph zone and failing to yield at a yield sign, and then failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Seventh Street and Country Club Road.

Peneaux accelerated to 75 mph and drove through another stop sign at 279th Street, court documents state, but the officer ended the pursuit after Peneaux drove into the Winner Housing area.

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Police later contacted the owner of the vehicle, who collected the keys to the vehicle and said Peneaux didn’t stop because a passenger in the car was wanted for an arrest warrant. Police located and arrested Peneaux the next day.

Peneaux was charged with aggravated eluding, a Class 6 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine; reckless driving, a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine; and driving with a suspended license, failure to pull over, speeding, failure to use a seat belt, failure to yield and three counts of failure to stop at a stop sign, all Class 2 misdemeanors, punishable upon conviction by up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

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