Two Parkersburg men arrested following a police chase Thursday Morning

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Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 5:01 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2022 at 5:18 PM EST
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Two Parkersburg men face charges following a police chase Thursday morning.

Parkersburg Police Chief Matthew Board says it happened around 4 am Thursday.

Board says a Parkersburg Police Officer spotted a vehicle quickly leaving a business on the 1600 block of St Marys Avenue. He says that the vehicle then ran a red light.

The vehicle’s driver fled the scene when the officer attempted to pull the vehicle over. Board says the car was driving at speeds of up to 80 mph on Latrobe Street. The vehicle drifted to the left, hit an embankment, and rolled.

Board says 29-year-old Scott Baker tried to run away from the scene. Baker and his passenger 22-year-old Diamante Thompson were arrested on the scene.

Board says officers found a gun inside the vehicle.

Baker is being charged with fleeing with reckless disregard for the safety of others and prohibited persons in possession of a firearm.

Thompson had an outstanding warrant for fraudulent use of an access device and prohibited persons in possession of a firearm.