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Published: Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 12:57 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 2:43 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
TROY — Troy police retrieved a vehicle from a retention pond Wednesday night at a Troy apartment complex after the driver refused to stop for a traffic violation.
A Nissan Titan, driven by Cody Francis, 28, of Pleasant Hill, did not have headlights, prompting the initial stop.
Francis refused to stop, sped off and ran a red light before a brief pursuit, according to Troy Police Sgt. Dominic Burnside.
During the pursuit, Francis lost control around the curve on South Stanfield Road and drove into a retention pond at Traditions Apartment complex.
Francis then fled on foot into a wooded area east of the complex, leaving a passenger with the vehicle. Police established a perimeter and searched for an hour before finding him in the woods.
Francis complained of pain and was transported to a local hospital then to county jail.
Francis is being charged with fleeing and eluding, an outstanding warrant and multiple traffic violations.