Date/Time of Release: 02/25/2014 - 09:00
Contact Person: Dwes Hutson
Contact Number: 541-440-4464
Subject: Man Arrested After Pursuit
Date/Time of Incident: 02/24/2014 - 14:30
Incident Location: Page Road near NE Stephens Street, Roseburg, OR
Case Number: 14-770
Arrested: Baird, Brian Blake / age 44 / Roseburg, OR
On February 24, 2014, at about 1430 hours, a deputy who was working a speed enforcement overtime grant, attempted to stop a 1993 Lincoln 2 door on Page Road near the Winchester Elementary School. The suspect vehicle did not stop and a pursuit began.
The vehicle drove at a high rate of speed east bound on Page Road and continued onto Elmar Drive which is a gravel continuation of Page Road at about mile post 4.
As the deputy rounded a corner on Elmar Drive, he encountered the suspect vehicle backing up at a high rate of speed. The deputy stopped but the suspect rammed the patrol car and then sped off, turning up a driveway. The suspect vehicle became high centered as he attempted to turn around in the driveway. The deputy was able to hold the suspect at the scene until backup units arrived and took Brian Baird into custody without further incident.
The deputy involved was not injured and the patrol car received substantial damage to the front end. Baird was lodged in the county jail on Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering, Hit and Run, Criminal Mischief, Unlawful Possession and Delivery of Methamphetamine and two outstanding warrants.