After his motorized scooter could not outrun police, Brandon David Taber, 38, of Winona, ditched the bike and took off running, according to police reports. A Winona Police officer spotted Taberís scooter at Sixth and Kansas streets and noticed that it had an expired registration; Taber disobeyed a stop sign, and nearly struck a parked car. When the officer tried to pull Taber over, Taber continued driving, and looked directly at the officer and his squad carís flashing lights and wailing siren before zipping into an alley, according to the report. The officer reported that Taber jumped off the scooter and began fleeing on foot. Taber evaded the pursuing officer but was found shortly thereafter hiding in a bush on the 300 block of East Third Street. Taber allegedly resisted arrest and officers had to drag him out of the bush.
Officers reportedly found a glass pipe and glass tube commonly used to ingest narcotics on Taberís person. Taber was arrested and referred for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, fleeing a peace officer on foot, driving after cancellation inimical to public safety, obstructing the legal process, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving with expired registration.