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Man Faces Multiple Charges after Fleeing from Carmi Police during Attempted Traffic Stop

Joseph Allen (Photo: White County Jail)

CARMI – A Carmi man is facing charges after fleeing from Carmi Police during an attempted traffic stop Tuesday afternoon on Stewart Street in Carmi.

According to a press release, 42-year-old Joseph Allen fled in a blue Toyota and was boxed in by squad cars after he attempted to let his passenger out of the vehicle on outer Stewart Street.

Allen was arrested on a White County warrant. He was additionally charged with felony driving on a revoked driver’s license, possession of a stolen license plate, aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer, resisting arrest and displaying a license plate not authorized for the vehicle.

Allen was taken to the White County Jail.