Metro-East News

Driver charged with causing rollover crash, fleeing police

The 20-year-old driver accused of fleeing from Belleville police and causing a rollover crash in late April in East St. Louis was charged Wednesday.

Jahkeese Rodgers, of Belleville, was allegedly driving a vehicle April 27 that crashed in East St. Louis after he fled from police. Rodgers was injured, along with his unnamed passenger and a man who was driving an SUV that collided with Rodgers. The SUV crashed into the front of a beauty shop on State Street.

Rodgers' car came to rest against the utility pole into which it crashed. Rodgers allegedly hopped out of his car and ran, and was apprehended by police after a brief foot chase.

Rodgers was charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a Class 1 felony. He also was charged with two counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer, and one count of fleeing and eluding a police officer.

The St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office filed the charges against Rodgers. He is being held in the St. Clair County Jail on $100,000 bail.