Cousins Attempt To Flee Police; End Up In Jail

 (Please note:  We have learned from JPD that Danny Rogers and John Rogers are cousins; not brothers as was originally reported)
 
Danny Lee Rogers (51) Jasper, IN Photo: Dubois County Security Center

Danny Lee Rogers (51)
Jasper, IN
Photo: Dubois County Security Center

JASPER – Two cousins from Jasper were taken into custody Saturday night following a high-speed vehicle chase and foot pursuit.

Jasper police arrested 51-year old Danny Rogers and his 46-year old cousin John Rogers.

JPD says an officer attempted to stop a pickup truck both were in for speeding and seat belt violations at about 8:45pm along 15th Street near the city’s power plant.

When the officer turned around and turned on his patrol car’s red and blue emergency lights, the truck with Danny Rogers driving fled at what JPD says was a high rate of speed.

Police say the pickup truck turned north on Cherry Street which becomes Cathy Lane.  JPD says the truck then ran the stop sign at Cathy Lane and Kellerville at 75 miles an hour.  A short time later, the truck turned into the Ditto Sales parking lot off Cathy Lane.

John L. Rogers (45) Jasper, IN Photo: Dubois County Security Center

John L. Rogers (46)
Jasper, IN
Photo: Dubois County Security Center

The JPD officer followed the pickup truck to the rear of the Ditto Sales building where the officer says the brothers fled on foot in opposite directions.

After a short foot pursuit, the JPD officer caught up with Danny Rogers took him into custody.  Meanwhile, Dubois County Sheriff’s Department deputies were able to locate John Rogers a short time later in a field adjacent to Ditto Sales. 

Both Rogers brothers were taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper where Danny’s blood alcohol content tested at .145%

Meanwhile, JPD says John Rogers complained of rib pain.  He was medically cleared at Memorial and was then taken to the Dubois County Security Center.

Danny Rogers is charged with a Level 6 felony count of Resisting Law Enforcement with a Motor Vehicle, along with misdemeanor counts of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, reckless driving and resisting law enforcement of foot.  He’s also facing several traffic offenses.

John Rogers has been charged with a misdemeanor count of Resisting Law Enforcement on Foot.

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