A motorist who allegedly attempted to flee officers while driving under the influence in Perris was behind bars Thursday.

Kerry Williams, 36, of Perris was being stopped by officers who suspected him of DUI at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Tomahawk Road when he fled, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Williams was accused of speeding through multiple stop signs, nearly striking parked vehicles and driving through opposing traffic lanes, according to officials.

At one point, he threw a loaded handgun out the driver side window of his vehicle. He later fled on foot in the 23000 block of Bellamo Lane, where he was eventually caught by the Perris-Lake Elsinore Regional Task Force.

Williams was booked at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of reckless evading, being a felon possessing a firearm, being a felon possessing ammunition and driving under the influence. His criminal record was not immediately available. He was being held on $100,000 bail.

Williams was scheduled to appear as early as Friday at the Riverside Hall of Justice, according to jail records.

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