For Immediate Release: 8/29/2020 4:23 pm
On August 29th, 2020 at about 2:55 AM, a Worcester Police officer was on patrol in the area of King St when he observed an Infiniti sedan driving in an erratic manner. The operator drove through several stop signs without stopping, and the officer activated his blue lights to stop the vehicle. The operator sped up in an attempt to drive away, but crashed into a sign and fence at 146 Chandler St. The vehicle was stuck on the fence and the operator was unable to drive away.
The officer approached the vehicle and the operator, later identified as Eleuterio Draughn, got out of the vehicle, jumped over a fence, and ran toward Chandler St. The officer chased him but lost sight of him. Other officers responded to the area and established a perimeter. Eventually, Mr. Draughn was located on Austin Street. Once officers determined his identity, they discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for many serious charges including Armed Assault to Murder and Use of a Firearm in Felony. He was placed under arrest. When officers searched Mr. Draughn, they discovered what appeared to be cocaine in his pocket.
In addition to the warrant, Mr. Draughn was charged with Failure to Stop, Possession of a Class B Substance, Operating to Endanger, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License, four stop sign violations, and speeding. He will be arraigned in court.