by Tammy Sakry
After going through a stop sign, a 54-year-old Brooklyn Park man is facing several charges.
Scott Patrick Larson was charged Dec. 27 in Anoka County District Court with felony fleeing a police officer, fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving and driving after suspension of his driver’s license.
According to the complaint, a Ramsey police officer attempted to stop Larson after he allegedly drove through a stop sign at Sunfish Lake/Bunker Lake boulevards intersection Dec. 26 around 1:45 p.m.
Larson allegedly accelerated rapidly from the 50 mph he had been driving and traveled north to Alpine Drive, then turned west.
Shortly after turning, Larson allegedly threw several white bindles out the driver’s side window.
Larson stopped his pick-up truck at the intersection of Alpine Drive and Hematite Street.
According to the complaint, Larson allegedly admitted to missing the stop sign because he was distracted.
He allegedly fled because he was paranoid after using cocaine earlier in the evening.
When the area where Larson allegedly threw the bindles was searched three small plastic bindles located and allegedly contained white substance, which field tested positive as .08 grams of cocaine.
Larson has a 2004 Sherburne County conviction for fifth-degree controlled substance crime and his license has been suspended since March 2011.
Tammy Sakry is at firstname.lastname@example.org