Clairmont charged with felony for fleeing officer

Justin Ryan Clairmont, 22, Motley, was charged with one felony count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count each of obstructing legal process and driving after revocation by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.

On Feb. 27, a Morrison County deputy observed a vehicle traveling onto Front Street in Motley. The vehicle, moving too fast to negotiate a curve, slid sideways. The deputy recognized Clairmont when he drove by the squad car.

When the deputy activated his red lights, then his siren, Clairmont allegedly continued driving. When Clairmont came to a stop in a trailer park, the deputy approached the vehicle. After some resistance, Clairmont was eventually handcuffed.

An examination of Clarimont’s driving record showed his driving privileges have been revoked.

If convicted, Clairmont faces a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment and/or a $5,000 fine.