One arrested for reckless driving on Levee Road
Jan 28, 2014 | 3054 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Michael Ryan Savage
Michael Ryan Savage
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On Friday, deputies from the Bolivar Sheriff’s Office were following up on several complaints about people driving at a high rate of speed on the Mississippi Levee and not abiding the laws governing the levee between Rosedale and Benoit.

One complainant said a vehicle struck one of their cows.

Another complainant said people were running over their cattle gaps and causing extreme damage.

The cattle gaps are placed on the levee road to keep the livestock from crossing from one point to another.

While patrolling the levee road, deputies encountered a vehicle traveling south in between Rosedale and Beulah at a high rate of speed.

Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to stop and a pursuit continued with the vehicle.

Deputies pursued the vehicle to 86 Johns Rd., which is on Lake Beulah in Beulah.

The driver jumped out of the car, leaving his son in the vehicle, and fled on foot into a camper.

Deputies captured the driver and placed him in custody.

The driver was in possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine).

The driver was identified as Michael Ryan Savage, 26, of Rosedale.

Savage was arrested and transported to the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility and charged with possession of controlled substance and child abuse.

Savage had an initial court appearance and was placed on a $75,000 bond.

He remains at the Bolivar County Regional Facility.

The Mississippi River Levee Road is not a public road.

Citizens need to be aware that the Levee Road is a private road and property owners that live or have property on the levee can only use the road to travel to their property. Deputies will continue to patrol and monitor the traffic on the Levee.