A Mills man faces a number of charges after police say he tried several times to elude them.

Twenty-two year old Johnathan Perry is facing five charges of eluding, driving while under suspension, joyriding, interference and driving without an interlock device.

Casper police say on Thursday morning March 7th, officers had Perry pulled over for a traffic stop when he hit the accelerator and fled the scene.

Two females that were in the vehicle at the time, were able to get out, and told officers that Perry had freaked out over possibly getting his third DUI.

Police pursued but lost Perry when he got out of the vehicle and swam across the North Platte River.

About an hour later, a call came in regarding a stolen vehicle and officers suspected that Perry was the culprit, because he was trying to get back home.

It turns out they were right, and Perry was captured a short time later.

Upon further investigation, Perry had a suspended license and was only allowed to drive vehicles with an interlock device.

The original vehicle he was in belonged to his roommate.

Perry is currently awaiting trial.