Police pursuit ends in Danville man’s arrest

Published 7:20 am Thursday, February 10, 2022

An attempted traffic stop Thursday afternoon led to a chase for Danville Police.

Around 2:40 p.m., officers attempted to stop a 2011 Honda Accord on Hustonville Road for traffic violations. The vehicle failed to stop, but the pursuing officer was able to identify the driver as Michael Woods, 38, of Danville.

After a brief pursuit, Woods stopped the vehicle at the intersection of 2nd Street and Circle Drive where he fled and ran inside a nearby business.

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Officers canvassed the area and found Woods lying under a vehicle behind a business on 2nd Street. He was taken into custody and charged with no/expired registration plates; improper turning (2 counts); reckless driving; fleeing or evading police 1st degree motor vehicle; fleeing or evading police 2nd degree on foot; wanton endangerment (6 counts), and outstanding warrants.

Woods was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center.