Lunenburg man convicted of eluding police, DUI

Published 10:31 am Thursday, June 30, 2016

Jaquon Lamar Boyd, a 21-year-old Lunenburg man, was recently sentenced in Lunenburg Circuit Court to about one year in the Detention and Diversion Programs of the Department of Corrections plus time in jail awaiting entry into the programs as the result of trying to speed away from a Kenbridge police officer and crashing in the process, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Clement.

Boyd was convicted ,of felony eluding a law enforcement officer and a misdemeanor of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

“The incident occurred on Jan. 3 at 12:49 a.m. Kenbridge Police Officer Aaron Stokes was running radar on Broad Street when he noticed a white Kia sedan speeding 44 in a 25 mph zone coming from Blackstone direction,” Clement said.

“When Stokes activated his lights and siren, the vehicle did not stop, but went into the drive-thru lane at Benchmark Bank. A passenger got out and ran, and the car took off toward Blackstone. Stokes said speeds reached up to 120 mph. As he approached Starlight Lane, the vehicle began to slow down to turn, but was going too fast, missed the turn, struck the ditch and went airborne. The driver tried to flee on foot, but Stokes caught him. He was identified as Boyd.” A blood test was conducted, which determined that Boyd had consumed alcohol and marijuana.

The judge sentenced Boyd to five years on the felony and 12 months on the misdemeanor, ordered him to go to jail and await entry into the Detention Center Program with a military-style system and the Diversion Center Program, which is less restrictive, but focuses more on job training and life skills, according to Clement.

In addition to his incarceration, Boyd will also be required to be of good behavior for six years, supervised probation for two years, subject to warrantless searches and seizures, a $250 fine and his driver’s license suspended for two years.