Officials: Greenwood man led police on high-speed chase
Monday, September 30, 2013 11:47 AM
A Greenwood man faces charges after leading police on a high-speed chase through town Sunday evening.
Donald Dow, 46, of 212 Mill Ave., was charged with resisting arrest, failure to stop on lawful command and failure to stop for blue light in connection with the incident. Records indicated he was also booked on a prior warrant following the arrest.
Patrolling officers observed the suspect appear to make a drug transaction at a house at the corner of Taggart Avenue and Meadow Street just before 7 p.m. Sunday. The officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the suspect's vehicle, but he sped away traveling west on East Cambridge Avenue.
According to Greenwood police reports, those officers terminated their pursuit of the vehicle, and radioed info about the escaping suspect. Moments later, another officer spotted the vehicle traveling down East Cambridge near First Presbyterian Church at a high rate of speed. That officer picked up the pursuit and trailed the speeding vehicle west onto Mill Avenue until he was ordered to cut off his chase. Seconds later, the officer noticed the suspect's vehicle crashed between a light post and fence at the old Greenwood Mill site on Kitson Street. Officers then continued to pursue the man on foot and apprehended him in the 200 block of Mill Street.
Officers estimated the crash caused about $1,000 in damages to the fence at the old mill site. When asked why he refused to stop when signaled by officers, the man said it was because he did not have a driver's license.