Richmond police arrested a man on seven charges after officers pulled him over on North Madison Avenue when he didn't use a turn signal and because it appeared his brake lights weren't working Sunday morning.

Earl Jones Jr., 52, Race Street, Richmond, then ran a red light at East Irvine Street when he saw a police car behind him and almost struck another vehicle, according to his arrest citation.

Then, Jones sat in the intersection and wouldn't move until officers honked their horn, and then he accelerated at a high rate of speed, stopped on the side of the road, took his seat belt off and started reach toward the glove compartment of his vehicle, the citation continues.

Officers approached the vehicle, and Jones said he was trying to get the bill of sale for the vehicle. He seemed to be under the influence, the citation states.

Jones consented to a field-sobriety test and said he had drank earlier in the morning. He showed signs of intoxication, according to the citation.

Police arrested Jones and searched him. Officers found a methamphetamine pipe and a torch. Jones then said he used methamphetamine earlier in the morning when he drank.

Jones was taken to Baptist Health Richmond, where he consented to a blood draw, before he was taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

He is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, first-degree wanton endangerment, disregarding a traffic control device, failure to or improper signal, improper equipment and reckless driving.

Reach Sara Kuhl at 624-6626; follow her on Twitter @saraekuhl.

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