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Troopers Arrest 17-Year Old Salem Teen Following Near 45 Mile Attempt to Elude South of Eugene
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Salem-area juvenile was detained Friday morning after attempting to elude Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers southbound Interstate 5 for over 40 miles at speeds in excess of 125 mph. The juvenile male was finally stopped by OSP troopers after deploying stop sticks and deflating a tire north of Sutherlin.
On January 9, 2009 at approximately 10:09 a.m. OSP Trooper Casey Codding detected a green 1996 Audi four-door southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 180 at 103 mph. Trooper Codding overtook the Audi and attempted a traffic stop near milepost 177 at which time the Audi sped up to speeds over 125 mph.
OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office headed north and set up spike sticks north of Sutherlin near milepost 138. The Audi drove over the sticks deflating the left front tire. After driving about 1 1/2 miles the driver lost control and spun out coming to a stop off the right shoulder.
The 17-year old juvenile male driver was arrested without further incident for Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle and Reckless Driving. His parents were notified and he was transported by OSP back to the Lane County Juvenile Detention Center in Eugene.