Owensboro man tazed, arrested after leading Trooper on pursuit

Oval Baize
Oval Baize (Photo Courtesy: Daviess County Detention Center)

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a man is behind bars after leading troopers on a chase, then wound up being tazed when he wouldn’t comply with orders.

Police say a trooper initiated a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo that was speeding on New Hartford Road in Owensboro.  Instead of pulling over, however, officers say the driver sped up and tried to drive away.

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Troopers say the driver then turned onto Burlew Boulevard, where he was traveling in the opposing lane, before turning into a dead end street.  According to police, the driver put the car in reverse and then ran off, leaving the Monte Carlo to roll backwards, hitting a trooper’s car.

That officer chased after the driver, and eventually caught up with him.  Police say the driver, later identified as 25-year-old Oval Baize, took an aggressive stance and failed to comply to the trooper’s commands.  That’s when Baize was tazed and arrested, say officers.

Baize faces several charges, including possession of controlled substance, possession of synthetic drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, reckless driving, fleeing/evading, careless driving, speeding, and criminal mischief.  Baize was also served on two bench warrants for his arrest.

He was taken to the Daviess County Detention Center.