25-year-old Daniel Duke was charged with possessing hydrocodone, oxycodone, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, and evading arrest after he led police on a car chase and did donuts in someone’s yard before running away on foot.
On October 25th, Daniel Duke was observed by a Wilson County Sheriff’s Deputy Beaty who recognized Daniel and knew that he had warrants for his arrest. The deputy noticed that Daniel was drifting in and out of his lane so he activated his emergency lights but Daniel did not pull his vehicle over. Instead, Daniel sped up reaching speeds greater than 100 miles per hour. He then drove the car into a ditch and into someone’s yard where he started doing donuts in the grass.
Daniel jumped out of the car and started running away, and the car, which was still running and in drive, hit the deputy’s vehicle. He began throwing things from a fanny pack that he was wearing, which were later identified to be hydrocodone and oxycodone, as he ran away. Daniel was then detained and searched where the officer found a bag of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, next to him as well as a glass pipe in his fanny pack. After searching for Daniel in the computer, the officer discovered that he had been driving on a revoked license from when he failed to appear to show proof of insurance.
Daniel Duke was arrested and charged with burglary of a motor vehicle, theft of merchandise, two counts of evading arrest, two counts of driving on a revoked license, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, vandalism, tampering with evidence, and possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana, hydrocodone, and oxycodone. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $39,500 bond.