On Oct. 27, A Lake Havasu City man was charged with unlawful flight from law enforcement officers after he was allegedly seen running a red light near the intersection of Acoma and McCulloch Boulevards.

The vehicle’s driver, identified in the report as 21-year-old Michael P. Vogel, failed to pull over when police pursued him. Police say Vogel continued for less than half a mile before turning on Wings Loop toward Swanson Avenue. Vogel stopped at the intersection, the report said, and officers exited their patrol cruiser.

According to police, Vogel was asked to climb off of his scooter. When Vogel allegedly failed to do so, officers pulled him from his vehicle and positioned him on the ground.

Officers attempted to speak to Vogel at the time of his arrest, but police say Vogel appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance. A records check allegedly showed Vogel to have warrants for his arrest in Maricopa County on charges of theft, criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Vogel was arrested for his warrant, as well as one felony count of unlawful flight from law enforcement and one misdemeanor count of DUI. Police say Vogel refused to consent to a breath test, and officers obtained a warrant to draw his blood for testing. The results of that test were not available as of Wednesday.


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