DCSO: Man flees speeding stop, drives into river

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- What started as a stop for a speeding violation quickly turned into a K-9 unit search early Wednesday morning after a man fled police and crashed his car into a river, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Officials said that a deputy tried to pull ovor a speeding vehicle on Garden Valley Road just after midnight, but the driver refused to stop.

The man, later as Jonathan Moore, 28 of Oakland, told officials that he didn’t stop because he thought there was a warrant out for his arrest. That wasn’t the case, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s department told KPIC.

“You know ... had he just pulled over, he probably would have gotten a citation, a traffic citation or something, and that would have been it,” said Dwes Hudson of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said that the man pulled his car into a driveway on Quail Lane, drove over a hill and continued into a river before getting out and running from pursuing officers.

Officials called out a Roseburg Police K-9 to help track the driver. Shortly after the police dogs arrived on-scene Moore surrendered to officers.

After being located, Moore was charged with attempting to elude and criminal trespass.