Oxford man charged with 2nd OWI accused of reaching speeds of up to 120 mph during chase


An Oxford man who was arrested for OWI is accused of reaching speeds of up to 120 miles an hour on his Harley as he led authorities on a pursuit.

Police say they observed 32-year-old David Cox of Lower Old Highway Road Northwest going about 80 miles an hour on forward-facing radar just before 9pm Tuesday. The deputy turned around and followed Cox into Oxford, attempting to pull him over by using his lights and sirens.

According to the arrest report, Cox refused to stop, ran several stop signs, drove through a lawn, and was radared at 120 miles an hour at one point of the pursuit. Witnesses alleged that Cox drove through an open lot and parked the motorcycle behind a trailer.

When contact was made with Cox, he reportedly refused field testing and a PBT, but registered a blood-alcohol content of .106 percent on a Datamaster test.

Cox had a previous OWI out of Johnson County in 2017.

He was taken into custody and charged with OWI second offense, reckless driving, and Eluding. If convicted on all counts, Cox could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison.