Knox Man Arrested After Short Pursuit

 A Knox man was arrested Sunday after a brief pursuit with an officer from the Knox City Police Department.

The officer saw a vehicle travel at a high rate of speed on Main Street near the John Street intersection. As the driver approached the Culver Road intersection, the officer saw that he had picked up speed. The officer turned on his red and blue lights to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver failed to stop.

Now going 60 mph in a 30-mph zone and headed west on Culver Road, the driver, later identified as Timothy Davies, 34, disregarded a stop sign at 300 East and later turned into a driveway at 2540 E. 100 S. The officer ordered Davies out of the car and to get on his knees. A deputy from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department arrived to assist at the scene and put Davies into handcuffs.

When he was being questioned by police, he stated that he didn’t know a police car was behind him. The officer noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and Davies allegedly told police that he had consumed three beers prior to operating his vehicle. He reportedly failed a sobriety test and refused a blood draw test and could not successfully complete a data master test.

Davies was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated-Refusal, Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle and Reckless Driving.