St. Petersburg Man Charged In New Years Eve Police Chase

January 8, 2014
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A 20 year-old St. Petersburg man has been charged in a police chase that occurred in the Emlenton area on New Years Eve.

Brendan Golden is charged with fleeing or eluding police, as well as three traffic violations.

Emlenton Police say they attempted to stop a car that passed a stopped vehicle at a stop sign and proceeded through the intersection without stopping.  Officers add that, even though roads were icy, they were led on a chase that eventually reached a speed of more than 100 miles per hour.

Police curtailed the chase after about four miles.  They say they identified Golden as the driver by talking with the occupants of the vehicle that had been passed at the stop sign, and reportedly knew Golden.

Golden was jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail and was to face a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

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