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Speeder leads deputies on W.Va. 43 chase

Driver alleged to be under the influence of multiple drugs

A Morgantown area man, allegedly on drugs, is accused of leading deputies on a chase.

Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department charged Jordan A. Cannon, 29,  with fleeing or attempting to flee in a vehicle from law enforcement while under the influence.

About 2:15 a.m. on Friday, Deputy J. Ward was operating a stationary radar near the Mon-Fayette Expressway interchange when he saw a blue Subaru, driving north, quickly approaching, according to a criminal complaint.

Ward recorded the Subaru going 68 mph in a 45 mph zone, pulled behind it and stopped it, the complaint said.

Ward approached the vehicle and identified its driver as Cannon, who was “sweating profusely, breathing heavily, visibly shaking, had pinpoint pupils, talking quickly and being deceptive with his answers to my questions,” the complaint said.

Drug paraphernalia was visible in the vehicle and when Ward ordered Cannon out of the car, he refused. Cannon was ordered out of the car a second time, then told to turn off his vehicle.

Instead, Cannon drove off, almost running over Ward’s foot, the complaint said.

A short vehicle chase took place on W.Va.  43 before Cannon pulled over and was arrested, according to the complaint.

Cannon said he used meth and heroin, hadn’t slept since the weekend and didn’t know what day it was, the complaint said.

Cannon is being held in North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.

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