Benton Police charge two with driving while license suspended

Benton Police were advised of a reckless driver heading north bound on Hwy 37 heading into Benton on Tuesday.  Officers attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, however, the vehicle did not stop.  Through investigation, police discovered the abandoned vehicle on Election Street and later located the suspect driver nearby.  The suspect was identified as Harold W. Keim, 54, of Carbondale.  Keim was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended, aggravated reckless driving, fleeing and attempting to elude a peace officer, and disobeying a stop sign.

Also on Tuesday, Jason E. Kirkpatrick, 26, of Sesser was arrested by Benton Police after a traffic stop at West Main and Mill Street.  Kirkpatrick was charged with driving while license suspended.

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