Wyoming man arrested following police pursuit

PORT ANGELES — A man who the State Patrol said led law enforcement on a pursuit over the weekend is expected to appear in court today.

David Scott Johnson, 36, of Casper, Wyo., was booked into the Clallam County Jail on Saturday for investigation of eluding a police vehicle, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, two counts of resisting arrest, first-degree burglary, fourth-degree assault, residential burglary and third-degree theft.

At about 10 a.m. Saturday, troopers attempted to contact a couple that was arguing in a van on South Barr Road, but the driver fled at a high rate of speed, Trooper Mark Hodgson said on Twitter.

The trooper pursued the vehicle for three miles before the driver struck a fence on Gunn Road. Neither Johnson nor a female passenger were reported injured.

A nearby resident reported the driver was attempting to enter her home, Hodgson said.

Troopers, with help from the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and Sequim Police Department, then found the man, identified as Johnson, hiding in a closet in another residence.


Reporter Jesse Major can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at jmajor@peninsula dailynews.com.

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