jones arrestOWENSBORO, Ky. (11/21/17) — A Lewisport man took police on a chase along U.S. 60 in Owensboro last night in a car he allegedly stole in Hancock County.

Kentucky State Police received a report that the stolen vehicle could be in Owensboro. Troopers located the vehicle on U.S. 60 Bypass and made a traffic stop at the Hawesway Truck Stop.

Police say the driver, 31-year-old Douglas Elwanger, exited the vehicle but then ducked back inside and took off on U.S. 60 headed east. The chase ended approximately 1 mile west of Lewisport on U.S. 60 when Elwanger pulled over and was taken into custody.

Elwanger was charged with speeding 26 MPH or greater over speed limit, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. - with aggravated circumstances – first offense, reckless driving, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), first-degree wanton endangerment/police officer, receiving stolen property - $10,000 or more on a citation for failure to appear on a misdemeanor and on a warrant as a fugitive from another state.

He is being held in the Daviess County Detention Center. His court date is 8:30 Nov. 22.

KSP was assisted by Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, Lewisport Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

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