On Friday, Dec. 30, at 10:50 p.m., Prescott Valley police officers in an unmarked patrol vehicle working a DUI taskforce were driving northbound in the 5400 block of Robert Road when a 2005 Chevy pickup crossed into their lane and forced them off the road, Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Brandon Bonney said.
When the officers turned on their emergency lights and siren, the driver of the pickup sped away. The officers did not chase the truck for safety reasons, Bonney said.
Officers traced the license plate to a home in the 6100 block of Wildhorse Drive in Prescott Valley, where they found the driver, identified as Scott Daniel Matheson, 27, trying to back into the driveway and hitting a garbage can, Bonney said.
Officers arrested Matheson, who blew a preliminary breath alcohol concentration of 0.306, and booked him into the Yavapai County jail on charges of four counts of DUI including extreme DUI, as well as felony unlawful flight from law enforcement and two felony counts of endangerment.
In the early morning of Saturday, Dec. 31, an officer turned on his emergency lights and siren and tried to stop a vehicle in the area of Navajo and Yavapai for a traffic offense, but the driver of the vehicle refused to stop, Bonney said. Soon afterward, the driver, identified as David Michael Roach, 42, pulled into a parking lot in the 8800 block of Yavapai.