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St. Louis alderman arrested on multiple outstanding warrants

Multiple sources tell 5 On Your Side that Ward 21 Alderman John Collins-Muhammad was taken into custody by police Tuesday morning.

ST. LOUIS — A member of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen was arrested Tuesday morning for multiple outstanding warrants.

According to several sources, Ward 21 Alderman John Collins-Muhammad was being booked at St. Louis police's Central Police Division. A police spokesman said he was taken into custody after a traffic stop.

The spokesman said he was speeding, and when they ran his name through the system, they discovered he had four St. Louis City bench warrants and five traffic warrants. He was arrested for the outstanding warrants and issued citations for speeding, driving without a seatbelt and driving with a revoked license.

It’s not clear right now what the outstanding warrants are for.

Collins-Muhammad was previously arrested in 2018 on outstanding warrants following a car crash in north city.

Ward 21 covers parts of the College Hill, Kingsway East, North Riverfront, O'Fallon and Penrose neighborhoods.

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