Police say they were first tipped off to Douglas Shaw’s troubles Sunday morning when an officer spotted his car with fictitious license plates. His 1985 blue & silver Suburban had plates registered to a brown 1990 Chevy pickup.
That was in the area of 28th & Vine about 2:21am. When police tried to pull the driver over, he refused to stop and continued westbound on Vine Street.
Police report him violating a traffic signal on North 27th and he nearly struck another police cruiser.
The chase was on. Speeds reached nearly 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. Officered terminated the pursuit because of safety reasons at 27th and H Street.
Eventually, the Suburban collided with another vehicle at 27th and C. A male and a female ran from the Suburban and disappeared in the darkness. Meanwhile, the driver and a passenger in the other vehicle suffered injuries which are not considered life threatening.
A good citizen later called police after seeing images of the crash on the news and identified Shaw as the possible driver. That person also identified the woman as possibly Shaw’s girlfriend.
Police arrested Shaw just before 1am Monday. The possible passenger was also located and interview. She was not issued any citations.
Shaw was booked for operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, leaving the scene of an injury accident, driving with a revoked license, violating two traffic signals, having no valid registration, and having fictitious license plates.