Man arrested after leading police on chase through Beckley

BECKLEY , W. Va. (WVNS)--A man has been arrested after leading police on a pursuit through Beckley and hitting an officer's cruiser. 

On February 12, 2018 around 10 p.m. Beckley police officers attempted to stop Demario Dowell. Captain David Farley tells 59 News Dowell took off and led police on a chase through Beckley. Police chased Dowell for around 10 minutes before stopping him on Prince street. According to Captain Farley, Dowell hit an officer's cruiser while trying to get away. 

Dowell faces several charges including possession with intent to deliver cocaine, fleeing from police, destruction of property, driving while revoked for DUI, possession of marijuana, and others. 


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