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Attempted traffic stop for seatbelt violation leads to drug arrest

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Jon James (source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Jon James (source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A Louisville man was arrested Thursday night after police say he refused to pull over for a traffic stop and crashed into two vehicles.

According to the arrest report, officers observed 26-year-old Jon James driving without a seatbelt. That's when police activated their lights and sirens in an attempt to get James to stop, but police say he took off at "a high rate of speed."

Police say James crashed into two vehicles at the intersection of 5th Street and Winkler Avenue, then got out of the car and took off on foot.

James was captured a few houses away from the crash scene. During a search of his car, police say they found a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun, a plastic baggie containing several pills and two plastic baggies containing a substance that appears to be crack cocaine.

James was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, trafficking in a controlled substance, and assault. He was being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $50,000 full cash bond.

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