A Perryville man is accused of driving drunk and nearly hitting a child on the sidewalk while trying to flee police. 22-year-old Dylan R. Dibenedetto was charged with operating a motor vehicle in careless/imprudent manor, resisting arrest by fleeing, endangering the welfare of a child in the first, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while intoxicated and failure to maintain proof of insurance. Police say on June 18th, an officer was going west on St. Joseph Street when he saw a red 1998 Chevrolet pickup make a left turn onto St. Joseph St., allegedly “squalling and smoking the tires.” The officer turned around to pull the man over, but a chase ensued. He estimated the truck to be going in excess of 70 miles per hour as it failed to stop on Main St. and continued on W. South St. The truck then allegedly ran the stop sign at Spring St. and continued east until it reached Edwards, nearly hit a child and then hit a parked vehicle. The chase continued until the officer stopped the patrol car in front of the truck and said bystanders told him the driver ran east through the back yards. He was identified as Dibenedetto and arrested.