LUKE, Md. - A Westernport man has been charged following a vehicle chase that began in Luke, Maryland, and resulted in a police cruiser being damaged.

LUKE, Md. - A Westernport man has been charged following a vehicle chase that began in Luke, Maryland, and resulted in a police cruiser being damaged.
According to the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was on routine patrol on Pratt Street in Luke on Tuesday at approximately 4 p.m., when he observed a vehicle being operated by an individual whom he knew to have a suspended driver’s license.
The deputy activated his emergency lights and siren in an attempt to execute a traffic stop, but the vehicle accelerated and failed to stop. The deputy proceeded to pursue the vehicle on Route 135, exiting the Town of Luke, where the vehicle left the roadway and traveled through a grassy area off the shoulder of the road and then continued into the Upper Savage Wood Yard in Garrett County, Maryland.
Once the vehicle came to a stop, the operator identified as Keith Franklin Douglass, 37, of Westernport, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. He stopped, however, when ordered to do so by the deputy.  
Douglass and his passenger, Karl Albert Douglass, 61, of Westernport, were detained at the scene as the investigation continued. Upon the arrival of deputies from the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office, Douglass was taken into custody by Garrett County authorities relating to events that occurred while in Garrett County.
Keith Douglass was issued the following traffic citations by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office for violations occurring in Allegany County: Driving a motor vehicle on a highway or public use property with a suspended license; attempting to elude police by failing to stop (three counts); reckless driving in wanton and willful disregard for safety of persons and property; negligent driving in a careless and imprudent manner, endangering property, life and person; failure to obey properly placed traffic control device; failure to drive vehicle on right half of roadway; failure to stop upon approach by police vehicle using signals; failure to drive to curb upon signal by police vehicle; failure to display license to uniformed police upon demand; and driving in excess of reasonable and prudent speed.
Keith Douglass was then transported to the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office to face charges in that county.  
Karl Douglass was released from the scene without charges.
During the incident, an Allegany County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle was damaged and towed from the scene.