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A Springfield-area woman was taken into custody Monday after an early morning elude involving a stolen vehicle along Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 that ended near Mary S. Young State Park in West Linn. The woman was found walking in the area by West Linn police after an initial search.
Subsequent follow-up investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper Anthony Pagano led to the arrest of BRITTANY DAWN CHAPMAN, age 22, from Springfield. She was lodged Monday at the Marion County Jail on the following charges:
* Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Reckless Driving
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
On September 10, 2012 at 2:52 a.m., Trooper Pagano attempted to stop a 2006 BMW northbound on Interstate 5 near Woodburn for a speed violation. The vehicle failed to yield as it attempted to elude the trooper at speeds over 145 mph. CCSO deputies became involved with OSP troopers as the BMW continued northbound on Interstate 205 where officers lost sight on Highway 43 west of Interstate 205 and terminated the pursuit.
At approximately 3:20 a.m. West Linn police found the BMW abandoned at the end of Mapleton Drive north of Mary S. Young State Park. A CCSO canine helped search the area but officers didn't find the driver of the car that was reported stolen Sunday afternoon from the Springfield area. Evidence found near the abandoned BMW indicated the driver may be CHAPMAN.
After the car was towed from the scene, at approximately 7:19 a.m. West Linn Detective Jason Dolan saw a woman identified as CHAPMAN walking about 200 feet from where the car was abandoned. She was detained and transported to West Linn Police Department (WLPD). Pagano responded to WLPD and arrested her after follow-up investigation. When she was being lodged at the jail, a Marion County intake deputy found a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue in her purse.
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247