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Traffic stop leads to chase, ends with motorcycle crash

November 7, 2018

Andrew Gwinn
Upon his arrest, drugs and drug paraphernalia (above) was found on Andrew Gwinn, 23 after he attempted to flee on his motorcycle from law enforcement officers following a routine traffic stop.

By Tamas Mondovics
Editor

A recent incident involving a Butler man that ended in a wreck reassures many that running from the law doesn’t pay off.According to Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday, October 25, 2018, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a motorcycle in the area of Hwy 421.  The individual now identified 23-year-old, Andrew Gwinn of Butler, refused to stop and began to attempt to flee turning onto Forge Creek Road.  Deputies reported that approximately one mile after turning onto Forge Creek Rd, the Gwinn lost control and wrecked his motorcycle.  EMS was called to the scene to check the on Gwinn and noticed that he was in possession of numerous substances and pills.

After being transported and treated for leg pain, Gwinn was arrested for the following charges: Felony Evading Arrest by Motor Vehicle; Felony Possession of Schedule II Drugs; Felony possession of Schedule II Drugs with the intent to sale; Felony Possession of Schedule VI Drugs; Felony Possession is Schedule VI drugs with intent to sale; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving without a motorcycle license. For more information please visit www.johnsoncountysd.org.