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Eluding police

Police say officers were called to a parking lot late Monday night on the Flat in response to a report of a suspicious vehicle.

When police arrived, a male driving the vehicle allegedly fled the location.

Police pursued the man, who pulled over near the corner of Paxson and Elizabeth Warren avenues. At that time, police were able to speak with the man, Luke Guccione, 38, of Butte, and were allegedly able to observe syringes inside the vehicle. Police say Guccione refused to step out of the vehicle and once again took off driving.

According to police, Guccione continued the pursuit down Harrison Avenue. The chase ended, police said, on Basin Creek Road, where Guccione hit a dead end and surrendered.

Guccione was taken to the Butte detention center, where he now faces several driving-related misdemeanors, including one for reckless driving. He has also been cited with misdemeanors for obstructing a peace officer, eluding police and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Three times the legal limit

Police say they arrested a Butte man who was allegedly driving with a blood-alcohol level three times over the legal limit late Monday afternoon.

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According to police, officers were on patrol around 4:30 p.m. Monday when they were flagged down by a witness who reported that he or she observed a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the street.

Police were able to locate and stop the vehicle and its driver, James Seymour, 56, of Butte, on the 5100 block of South Warren Avenue.

During the stop, police allegedly observed several empty beer cans in the bed of the vehicle, along with an open container inside. Seymour also appeared to be highly intoxicated, police said.

The 56-year-old was taken to the Butte detention center, where he allegedly failed field sobriety maneuvers and blew over three times the legal limit on a breath test.

As of Tuesday morning, Seymour remained in jail, where he currently faces a misdemeanor aggravated DUI, along with misdemeanors for failing to drive on the right side of the road and driving with an open container.

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