CORNVILLE, Ariz. — A man is in custody for allegedly driving his
motorcycle while intoxicated during a high-speed chase with northern Arizona
Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say 48-year-old James O’Donnell is being
held on suspicion of extreme DUI and unlawful flight from a pursuing
The Black Canyon City man was arrested Sunday night.
Sheriff’s officials say a breath test showed O’Donnell’s blood-alcohol level
was .203 percent. That’s well above the state’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.
A sheriff’s deputy noticed a crashed motorcycle and O’Donnell on the side of a
road in Cornville around 9 p.m. Sunday.
O’Donnell rode off and reportedly took authorities on a 70-mph chase on
Interstate 17 before pulling over.
He told authorities he had been drinking at a Cornville bar and wanted to avoid