January 18, 2014
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a suspended 30-year old Keizer motorcyclist Saturday morning for reckless driving in an incident with a tie-in to a previous day's disabled motorist contact by the arresting trooper.
On January 17, 2014, an OSP sergeant and trooper stopped to assist a motorcyclist whose motorcycle broke down during the evening. During the contact the motorcyclist, JASON JAMES OVERHUEL, age 30, from Keizer, told OSP officers he was waiting for gas but denied operating the motorcycle. The OSP officers learned OVERHUEL's operator license was suspended. After roadside assistance arrived, he was warned not to operate the motorcycle because his license was suspended. If he did and OSP spotted him, he would be cited and the motorcycle would also be towed and impounded.
On January 18, 2014 at approximately 10:31 a.m., the same OSP trooper that had stopped to assist the disabled motorcycle saw OVERHUEL operating it southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 257 at a high rate of speed. The trooper overtook the speeding motorcycle and obtained a speed reading of up to 102 mph, using all 3 lanes to pass slower traffic and failing to yield to the trooper's emergency lights for a brief period until stopping.
When the trooper approached the motorcycle he confirmed it was operated by OVERHUEL and arrested him for Reckless Driving. OVERHUEL was also cited for violation Driving While Suspended and the motorcycle was towed and impounded.
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