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Driver pursued from NLR to Benton after running stop sign, report says

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published March 31, 2014 at 8:04 a.m.

A driver ran a stop sign and then wouldn't pull over for authorities, leading them all the way from North Little Rock to his home in Benton, according to a police report.

Scott Austin Nichols was ultimately arrested about 5 p.m. Sunday at his home in the 300 block of Ruth Street in Benton. He faces a preliminary charge of fleeing, the report said.

North Little Rock police say it started when an officer spotted Nichols' vehicle running a stop sign at East Broadway and North Plum streets and attempted to pull him over.

According to a report, the "traffic stop progressed into a pursuit" and other law enforcement agencies were notified. Police set up spike strips to try to deflate the vehicle's tires on two occasions, but Nichols drove around them, the report said.

The arresting officer wrote in the report he "followed Mr. Nichols all the way to his house in Benton," where he was arrested.

Nichols, who was initially being held with bail set at $1,500, was no longer listed as an inmate in the Pulaski County jail Monday morning.

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SUPERDUTY says... March 31, 2014 at 12:53 p.m.

At least the police don't have to waste time looking up his address. I bet he doesn't have the $1500 either.

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SRBROTHERINLAW says... March 31, 2014 at 12:56 p.m.

MUST NOT HAVE WANTED HIS CAR IMPOUNDED

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mhck52 says... March 31, 2014 at 1:12 p.m.

Must be Pennington's alias.

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KMS says... March 31, 2014 at 2:34 p.m.

Sure, put everyone in danger of a pursuit for running a freakin' stop sign. Was it really *that* important? I'm talking both sides here. Why would the cops knowing put other people in danger over something so triflin'?

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miniahha says... March 31, 2014 at 5:55 p.m.

KMS, Why bother on such a minor offense? The cop upheld the law. If he hadn't, the next time that fool runs a stop sign he may kill someone. If people found our that the cops had let it go before, people would come back on the cops for not doing their jobs the first time.

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LckyPnny103042048 says... March 31, 2014 at 6:05 p.m.

He was an idiot.

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