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Coos Bay Man Arrested Following Elude, Crash on Highway 42
Sergeant Steve Mitchell
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
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Douglas County Sheriff's Office
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, with the assistance of Winston Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff's Office, arrested a Coos Bay man Monday afternoon on multiple charges following an extensive attempt to elude and subsequent crash in a stolen car on Highway 42 near the Coos / Douglas county line.
On January 18, 2010 at approximately 4:20 p.m. OSP Southern Area Command Center dispatch notified troopers of a stolen silver Cadillac Catera out of North Bend that was last seen in the Myrtle Point area. A second report was received that the stolen car was eastbound on Highway 42 in the Camas Valley area operated by a possibly intoxicated male with a history of assault against police officers.
OSP Troopers Jason Stedman and Brian Jewell set up two miles west of Winston with Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Winston police staged near Douglas High School to assist if needed.
Trooper Stedman saw the stolen Cadillac eastbound and followed it to the Brockway truck scales where he and Trooper Jewell stopped it. The operator refused to comply with the troopers' instructions and pulled back onto the roadway, making a u-turn and headed westbound.
With emergency lights and siren activated, the troopers and officers followed the Cadillac at speeds between 60 and 80 mph westbound on Highway 42. The driver periodically would come to a stop in the highway and then again speed off with the officers following.
After following the Cadillac for approximately 38 miles, the driver lost control near milepost 71 while negotiating a slight left curve. The car traveled off the highway, struck a rock wall embankment and went airborne before rolling and coming to a stop on its wheels.
The driver, identified as DANIEL WILLIAM DURAN, age 49, from Coos Bay, was subsequently arrested at 5:15 p.m. and examined at the scene by medical responders.
DURAN was cleared from further medical treatment and transported to the Douglas County Jail. He was lodged on the following charges:
  • Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
  • Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • DUII
  • Reckless Driving
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person