The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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March 9, 2014

One man is arrested after a brief police chase

— A Beckley man was arrested Saturday after he failed to yield to Beckley Police Patrolman Neal Smith’s attempt to pull the vehicle over for a routine traffic stop, police said.

According to the criminal complaint, Smith was running radar on Ewart Avenue and observed a black Hummer H3 traveling above the posted speed limit just after noon Saturday.

When Smith attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver, 29-year-old Ryan Durgan, refused to stop and a brief chase ensued, the complaint stated.

The chase ended near Ollie’s at the intersection of Robert C. Byrd Drive and North Kanawha Street after another Beckley Police officer was able to use his cruiser to block Durgan’s vehicle in.

Durgan did not willingly exit the vehicle and police were forced to pull him out, the complaint stated.

Upon detaining Durgan, officers were informed that Durgan had several outstanding warrants, including domestic battery, domestic assault, destruction of property and an outstanding capias warrant, resulting from a February incident, according to the complaint.

Durgan was charged with fleeing from an officer and driving on a suspended license.

He was transported to Southern Regional Jail.

— Brandi Underwood

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