Man charged with fleeing Blaine police

A 43-year-old man was arraigned April 15 in Anoka County District Court on two felony fifth-degree drug possession charges as well as a felony fleeing police in a motor vehicle count.

According to the criminal complaint, John Thomas Paciorek after 7:30 p.m. April 13 ran multiple red lights and weaved in and out of traffic as Blaine Police were trying to stop him for running two stop signs before turning west on Coon Rapids Boulevard.

Authorities attempted maneuvers to stop the vehicle. On the second attempt, the vehicle crossed the center median to avoid being stopped and temporarily became disabled. The officers ordered Paciorek out of the vehicle at gunpoint, but he drove off, according to the complaint.

Paciorek stopped the vehicle a short distance away and tried to walk down an embankment, but was apprehended.

Officers allegedly found a glass pipe with white residue in his left picked that tested positive for meth in his left pocket, and they found 7.5 milligrams of a schedule III controlled substance called Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen in a duffel bag in his vehicle.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]

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