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POLICE: Citation for expired tags turns into something much bigger

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Bryant Beck (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Bryant Beck (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Driving with expired tags and double-parking.

Police say that's what 28-year-old Bryant Beck was accused of Monday afternoon, shortly after 3 p.m., when a Louisville Metro Police officer tried to give him a police citation.

But that wasn't the case a few minutes later.

According to an arrest report, Beck wasn't happy when the officer tried to put the citation on his windshield.

That's when, police say, Beck pulled the citation from his windshield, swore angrily at the officer and threw it into the air.

He then got into his car and sped off in the officer's direction, causing the officer to leap out of the way to avoid being struck. Beck then allegedly "took off in a very high rate of speed, squealing his tires and almost striking several other moving vehicles."

Police tried to stop Beck, but he failed to pull over -- even when police activated lights and sirens -- according to the arrest report.

Officers eventually caught up with Beck when he stopped near Jefferson Mall.

Beck was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, disorderly conduct, reckless driving, not having proper registration plates and criminal littering.

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