Two people are facing multiple charges after an attempted traffic stop in Portage.

WOODTV reports that Sunday afternoon, an officer attempted to pull over a vehicle for reckless driving, but the driver instead sped off and the officer didn’t give chase. Shortly afterwards, a resident called police to say someone had left their car in their backyard in the area of Portage Rd. and Lancelot Court; it was determined to be the same car from the traffic stop, so a search of the area was conducted.

A few blocks away, the driver and passenger of the car were found and arrested. Portage Police then received a call from someone saying a gun had been left in their unlocked car, and that gun was then linked to their newly arrested passenger.

The driver, a 36-year-old woman from Florida, is set to be charged with fleeing and eluding, resisting and obstructing, and a controlled substance charge. The passenger, a 29-year-old Vicksburg man, is facing charges of resisting and obstructing, illegal entry, and multiple weapons offenses.

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