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Man Arrested After Attempt to Elude - Interstate 5 between Wolf Creek and Canyonville

October 5, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) and Myrtle Creek Police Department (MCPD), arrested a North Carolina man Saturday morning after his attempt to elude over 20 miles northbound on Interstate 5 from Wolf Creek ended near Canyonville. Spike strips ended the attempt to elude at moderate speeds for the man who had no warrants and was lodged in Douglas County Jail for Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle.

On October 5, 2013 at approximately 5:47 a.m., an OSP trooper stopped a 2007 Dodge Charger northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 78 for a traffic violation. Shortly after stopping, the driver left northbound failing to yield the trooper's emergency lights and siren at speeds around 70 mph.

As the vehicle approached milepost 100, a DCSO deputy and MCPD officer was set up and deployed spike strips successfully hitting 3 tires. The driver continued northbound on three flat tires until stopping near milepost 102.

At approximately 6:15 a.m., officers took the driver, DANIEL CHRISTOPHER RICHARD, age 24, from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, into custody for Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle. RICHARD had no outstanding warrants, a valid driver's license, and he was lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

There is no information indicating why RICHARD wouldn't stop for the trooper and assisting officers.


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