Irwin Man Charged With Eluding After Refusing To Pull Over For Traffic Stop

An Irwin man was arrested Friday night by the Manning Police Department after he refused to yield to an officer’s emergency lights and sirens. According to Carroll County District Court records, a 2000 Pontiac Bonneville was observed speeding near the intersection of 10th and East Streets at approximately 11:58 p.m Feb. 7. The driver ignored the officer’s signals to pull over and continued traveling for about a mile before finally stopping the vehicle in the 60 block of May Street. Authorities identified the driver as 61-year-old Randy Lee Sorensen and learned he did not possess a valid driver’s license. He was taken into custody and transported to the Carroll County jail, where he was charged with eluding and driving while license revoked, both serious misdemeanors. Sorensen was released on his own recognizance after appearing before a magistrate. His next court hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27.