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Man accused of eluding police appears in court

By Faith Smith, KECI Reporter, fcronin@keci.com
Published On: Jul 08 2013 09:30:44 PM MDT
Man accused of eluding police appears in court
MISSOULA, Mont. -

A man accused of trying to elude police in Missoula was charged with three felony counts of criminal endangerment and four misdemeanors at a court appearance Monday.

Missoula police tell us 19-year-old Tristan McVey was pulled over Saturday evening for driving on a suspended license.

After McVey came to a stop, police tell NBC Montana he accelerated past officers and into a residential neighborhood on Missoula’s westside.

According to officials that’s where he ran over two small trees and nearly plowed into a Missoula mom and her son.

Officials tell us they were able to arrest the suspect after he collided with a parked car. 

McVey’s bail was set at $5,000 and he is due back in court later this month.