Driver in stolen vehicle arrested after pursuit
A 36-year-old New Albany, Ohio man who fled from the Sheriff’s Office in a van reported stolen out of Key West was arrested Tuesday.
Evan Joseph Dodge was charged with fleeing and eluding, DUI, reckless driving, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges with the Key West Police Department may also be pending.
The Sheriff’s Office observed the van northbound on U.S. 1 near Mile Marker 18 at approximately 4:41 p.m. The van, driven by Dodge, did not stop and continued northbound on its rims after the Sheriff’s Office spiked its tires.
Dodge eventually stopped near Mile Marker 30 and was taken into custody without further incident. Dodge stated he had been smoking methamphetamine. There were no passengers in the vehicle.[livemarket market_name="KONK Life LiveMarket" limit=3 category=“” show_signup=0 show_more=0]