A Cabell County man was arrested near South Central Regional Jail after a high-speed pursuit through two counties.
Robert Lee Pack, 56, of Huntington, was arrested early Sunday in a field behind Cabela's at Southridge Centre.
South Charleston Patrolman T.A. Bailes heard that Hamlin police officers were pursuing Pack, who was in a tan Chevrolet SUV, toward South Charleston. He set up stop-sticks on U.S. 119 at Songer Lane and succeeded in destroying one of the vehicle's tires, but the SUV continued on, according to a criminal complaint.
Bailes joined the pursuit, along with other South Charleston police officers, and followed the vehicle onto Preferred Place. Pack cut through a couple of fields behind Cabela's and Home Depot before crashing into a ditch.
He got out and ran up a hill behind Cabela's. Bailes caught up to him and after a struggle was able to take him into custody with the help of other officers. A search of the SUV turned up three unopened bottles of Bud Light beer.
Bailes wrote in the complaint that Pack smelled of alcohol and that his eyes were glossy. The officer noted that Pack could perform only one field sobriety test for medical reasons.
Pack also was convicted of DUI in 2006, 2009 and 2010. Pack was charged with felony fleeing with reckless indifference, felony fleeing while DUI, felony third-offense driving while revoked for DUI, second offense DUI and fleeing on foot, all misdemeanors.He is being held at South Central Regional Jail on $5,000 bond.