A man was arrested early Wednesday after leading Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies on a short pursuit when the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop.
The driver was identified as 31-year-old Daniel John Cox of Roseburg, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
About 1:30 am, a deputy observed a 1993 Ford Escort leaving the Purple Parrot in Green. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation at which point the driver accelerated down Roberts Creek Road.
The driver led deputies on a pursuit down Roberts Creek Road and onto Glengary Road. The driver turned off his headlights at one point and attempted to make a turn into a driveway in the 1100-block of Glengary, but missed the driveway. The driver then came to a stop in the roadway and fled on foot from the vehicle down a gravel driveway. The deputy captured the male after a short foot pursuit.
Cox was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: Attempt to Elude Police-Vehicle (Felony), Attempt to Elude Police-Foot (Misdemeanor), Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor), Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Felony), and Parole Violation (Felony).