Sheriff: Man arrested after leading deputy on chase in Douglas County
ROSEBURG, Ore. - A driver speeding away from a deputy cut his headlights and tried to turn into a driveway early Wednesday morning - and missed.
The driver ditched his car and fled on foot, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.
The deputy ran him down.
The pursuit started around 1:30 a.m. when the deputy saw a 1993 Ford Escort leave the Purple Parrot in Green, Ore.
The deputy tried to stop the car for a traffic violation, the sheriff's office said.
The car sped off, taking Roberts Creek Road onto Glengary Road before killing the headlights and attempting a turn into a driveway, the sheriff's office said.
The deputy arrested the driver - identified as Daniel John Cox, 31, of Roseburg - on charges of Attempt to Elude Police-Vehicle (Felony), Attempt to Elude Police-Foot (Misdemeanor), Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor), Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Felony), and Parole Violation (Felony).