BARTLESVILLE — A $50,000 bail has been set for a Pawhuska man who led Bartlesville Police on a high speed chase.
Jacob Dustin Collins, 35, is charged with eluding police, driving with a canceled/suspended/revoked license, failure to pay state taxes and failure to maintain insurance on a vehicle.
According to Bartlesville Police, they observed a 2007 Chrysler with a temporary paper tag traveling eastbound on Lupa Street. When officers attempted to make a traffic stop, the car drove away at a speed of around 50 mph. The report says that as Collins was driving the vehicle on residential streets, he failed to observe three different stop signs. At some point, the car left the roadway, went through a residential yard and struck a curb. The vehicle is said to have had a faded paper tag showing June 2016 expiration. The affidavit further states that Collins’ license was suspended and that the vehicle was uninsured.
The eluding charge includes a stipulation alleging that Collins has two or more felony convictions. Online records indicate that at least one of the convictions was on a 2011 Osage County charge. The records also show an outstanding bench warrant for Collins in connection with his failure to pay fines related to the conviction.
Collins is due back in court Oct. 21.