Created: September 15, 2020 10:21 AM
(ABC 6 News) - An Austin man is in custody after leading police on a scooter chase.
At 11 p.m. Monday night, an officer with Austin Police Department attempted to stop a man on a small trail scooter who was driving without headlight or taillights in the 900 block of 6th Ave SE. The man tried to get away by driving on a bike trail, through yards, and around construction barricades.
After losing control of the scooter in the mud at a construction zone on 5th St. SW, he fled on foot. There was a brief physical struggle before the man was tased and arrested.
Police found what they suspect to be methamphetamine at the scene along with a small canister of tear gas.
The man has been identified as Joshua Bollinger 42-years-old of Austin. He was also processed for a suspected DWI.
Bollinger is currently being held in the Mower County Jail. Charges are pending a review by the Mower County Attorney’s Office.
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