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A Jacksonville man was arrested Wednesday night after being involved in a high-speed pursuit with a Benton police officer.
Brian Keith Scroggins, 31, allegedly was traveling recklessly on Interstate 30. When a Benton police officer tried to stop the vehicle, Scroggins continued to travel at a high rate of speed.
Scroggins eventually traveled onto U.S. 70, venturing into oncoming traffic, according to the police report.
When Scroggins drove into a large open field on Highway 88 in Lonsdale, the officer could not safely follow him. Eventually the officer had to use a K-9 officer to find Scroggins who had gotten out of his vehicle and was in the woods nearby.
After placing Scroggins under arrest, officers realized he had driven his vehicle into a private pond and had damaged a nearby fence.
The tire on the officer's vehicle was also damaged during the pursuit.
Scroggins was charged with fleeing, driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to chemical tests, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license from a previous driving while intoxicated charge, criminal mischief, speeding, careless and prohibited driving and no proof of insurance, according to the Saline County Sheriff's Office inmate roster.