O’FALLON, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) – A teenager was arrested after leading state police in a car chase to evade arrest – in hopes of making it to a high school prom.

The trouble began Friday night when 19-year-old Daniel Buck was spotted driving a car whose license plates were registered to another vehicle, the St. Louis Dispatch is reporting according to United Press International.

When authorities checked, they noted that Buck – the owner of the vehicle – had nine active arrest warrants tied to his name for failure to appear in court for various offenses. His license had also been previously revoked.

When police tried to follow Buck, he reportedly tried to evade them, reaching speeds of up to 80 mph in the process. He was eventually caught after hitting a utility pole and attempting to retreat on foot, UPI learned from the paper.

Once caught, he explained to police that he was trying to avoid arrest in order to take his girlfriend to the prom the following evening.

Despite his excuse, Buck was all the same arrested and held on a $15,000 bail.


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