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DANVILLE — A man led police on a chase from a restaurant parking lot in Danville to Route 3 before being apprehended and tagged with multiple charges, according to police reports.

Keith Allen Blevins, 51, with a post office box address of Wharton, was charged with fleeing in a vehicle, littering, obstructing, speeding, fraudulent motor vehicle inspection, driving suspended, failure to yield to traffic device, defective equipment, possession of controlled substance and reckless driving, according to a criminal complaint completed by West Virginia State Trooper CM Riggleman on July 23.

The complaint states that Riggleman observed a Hyundai Elantra with defective registration lamps and executed a traffic stop in the Wendy’s parking lot in Danville.

According to the complaint, the trooper ordered Blevins from the vehicle, but the accused shut the driver-side door and fled onto Route 85.

The complaint states that Riggleman was joined in the chase by Town of Danville Patrolman J Puckett as the vehicle trekked toward Route 119 and ignored a traffic signal at the ramp leading to the four-lane road.

The officer had observed a fraudulent motor vehicle sticker and a broken windshield as he learned via the Logan WVSP detachment that the accused was operating the vehicle on a suspended operators license due to multiple unpaid citations, according to the report.

Before being apprehended, the accused allegedly threw a seat cover out of the moving vehicle which landed along Route 3. Once apprehended, officers found a yellow prescription pill bottle in the vehicle containing three pills identified as Alprazolam, according to the report.

As of CVN print deadline, Blevins was not held at Southwestern Regional Jail and additional information regarding his bond was not immediately available.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at pperry@ or at 304-307-2401.