On September 10, 2013 at 6:58 a.m., the first of three citizen driving complaints were received by OSP Southern Command Center dispatch about a black sport utility vehicle traveling recklessly at high speeds northbound on Interstate 5 from the Medford area. Following the third report that the vehicle, a 2008 Land Rover four-door, had passed between two vehicles at approximately 100 mph, two OSP troopers set up in the Grants Pass area.
At approximately 7:15 a.m., the troopers spotted the vehicle northbound near milepost 61 and began to initiate a traffic stop in the Manzanita Rest Area. As the vehicle slowed to a stop, it then accelerated and pulled out of the rest area northbound attempting to elude the troopers at speeds over 100 mph.
Due to slowing traffic near a construction zone at milepost 65, the vehicle slowed at which point a trooper deployed a Tactical Vehicle Intervention (TVI) on the vehicle bringing it to a stop. Troopers blocked traffic as they talked to the driver who refused to exit the vehicle. A trooper broke out a rear side window to gain access inside the vehicle, and then they deployed pepper spray and a Taser on the resisting driver to take him into custody about 7:20 a.m. No injuries were reported.
The vehicle’s driver, ISAIAH LEMUEL HAYWOOD, age 25, from Beaverton, was lodged in the Josephine County Jail for Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Resisting Arrest.
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