AUSTIN – A man who allegedly used a construction zone to avoid MoPac traffic is facing a felony charge, police say.

Court documents for Willie Clyde Williams, 38, say LaCoste police officers observed a red Cadillac traveling in the construction zone on southbound MoPac around 9:15 p.m. Sept. 19. The officers said the driver - later identified by police as Williams - was driving at least 60 mph through the zone, and that one officer made eye contact with Williams as they were attempting to stop him.

The affidavit states Williams was approaching “a large group of workers,” and that he exited at Westover Road before reaching the work crew. Williams allegedly ran a stop sign and stopped when he was blocked by other vehicles. At that point officers took Williams into custody.

Williams was booked into the Travis County Jail on a felony charge of evading arrest/detention in vehicle, and jail records state he is being held on combined $12,500 bond. A booking photo was not available as of 11 a.m. Thursday.