A 46-year-old Sallisaw man lead Sallisaw police on a short chase Monday, but couldn’t escape. David Hiser was eventually arrested and jailed on charges of driving under suspension, eluding or attempting to elude police, failure to have insurance and having a bogus tag.
Hiser was also wanted on an arrest warrant for bogus checks.
According to the Sallisaw police reports, officers were holding a vehicle safety check at about 3 p.m. Monday at Delaware and Dogwood streets when they saw a four-door, green SUV turn around to avoid the check station. Officers gave chase, with lights and sirens on, but the driver continued to run at a “high rate of speed.” The pursuit went north on Dogwood, then east into a residential area around Lucy and Pecan Streets. Police lost sight of the vehicle in that area but a witness contacted dispatch about a green SUV that had just pulled into the driveway of an empty residence. Police followed the witness’ directions, sighted the suspect again and gave chase. Hiser then drove on Pecan to Lucy and went west on Lucy Street to Wheeler. He eventually took Wyandotte to Port Arthur and came to a stop in the parking lot at the soccer field on Port Arthur.
Hiser was taken into custody without incident and the vehicle was impounded.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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