UPDATED at 11 a.m. Monday with new information from charges.
ST. LOUIS • An off-duty St. Louis County police officer had to be subdued with a Taser after fleeing from a traffic stop in St. Louis early Sunday.
Officer Anthony Darryl Jones, 24, has been charged with DWI and resisting arrest. Judge Calea Stovall Reid set his bail at $15,000.
He has been suspended without pay, according to St. Louis County police Sgt. Shawn McGuire.
Jones has been with the St. Louis County Police Department for about one year, and most recently served as a patrolman, McGuire said, declining to comment further.
A St. Louis police officer tried to stop Jones after seeing his white 2018 Dodge Charger drive the wrong way down Cottage Avenue in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood about 2:50 a.m. He didn't stop but instead drove off at "speeds far in excess of the posted speed limit while driving in a residential area and through a stop sign."
As Jones tried to make a turn, his car struck a utility pole at East Prairie and St. Louis avenues, according to police.
Jones refused to comply with the officers’ orders and had to be subdued with a Taser before he was arrested, according to police.
A breath test showed Jones' blood alcohol content at 0.084, just over the legal limit to drive of 0.080.