May 16, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Photograph links valid 30 days - Source: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
On May 16, 2013 at approximately 12:25 a.m., an OSP trooper attempted to stop a 1979 Chevrolet Caprice four-door displaying Oregon license plates southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 281 for several traffic violations. The driver failed to yield as the vehicle sped up at a high rate of speed, exiting the freeway at the Donald/Aurora interchange and went westbound on Ehlen Road NE continuing at a high rate of speed. While trying to turn left onto Highway 219 the car traveled into a ditch and went airborne, landing in a field. The car continued westbound until it got stuck in an electrical fence as it tried to access the highway.
The driver, ALEX JOSEPH RAYMOND, age 25, from St. Paul, was taken into custody after briefly trying to flee on foot despite being injured during the crash. He was transported to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment. Upon release from the hospital, RAYMOND was arrested by OSP and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:
* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Reckless Driving
* Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended
* Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
* Misdemeanor Hit & Run
The car's passenger, MATTHEW SHANE BROWN, age 28, from Carlton, was arrested for Probation Violation after contact was made with his parole officer. BROWN was also lodged in the Clackamas County Jail.