On Friday shortly before midnight officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the Shady Grove area of Pine Bluff for a minor equipment violation on the vehicle. The vehicle refused to stop. The officers did not pursue the vehicle due to the minor nature of the offense.
Another officer observed what is believed to be the same vehicle a few minutes later now driving with a flat tire. The officer tried to stop the vehicle which then fled again. The officer reportedly did not pursue but the driver continued to drive away on Miramar Street at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of the vehicle, ran into a ditch, rolled over several times and came to rest in the front yard of 3215 Miramar.
There was a single passenger in the car with the driver. The passenger survived the collision. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene just after midnight.
The driver has been identified as 28 year old James Ingram.