Updated: November 7, 2015 - 1:53am
A 20-year-old Olathe man is being held on $10,000 bond after he tried to get officers to chase his modified Mercedes-Benz in northwestern Shawnee Friday morning.
Shortly before 1:30 a.m. a Shawnee officer patrolling the area attempted to stop a silver Mercedes-Benz that was driving west on 47th Street near Chouteau Street. The driver failed to yield to the officer and accelerated away. The officer did not give chase.
Seconds later the officer reported that the car he had just tried to stop had "wrecked out" at the intersection of 47th Street and Kansas Highway 7.
|Police caught up with the speeding car after it crashed|
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Police are investigating whether or not this is the same man who has repeatedly tried to get officers to chase him. Since early summer there have been numerous reports, from law enforcement agencies across Johnson County, of a silver Mercedes-Benz with a loud exhaust trying to get officers to chase.
|Timothy Garrett Wottlin, 20, of Olathe, Kansas|
Charged after attempting to elude Shawnee Police
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County records show Wottlin was arrested in October 2014 for driving under the influence. He was granted diversion in January 2015. A motion to revoke Wottlin's diversion was filed on November 3, 2015.
The Kansas Highway Patrol arrested Wottlin in September for speeding. He subsequently pleaded guilty to driving without an ignition interlock device on October 20, 2015.
Wottlin is being held on $10,000 bond and his next court appearance is scheduled for November 12.
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