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Idaho Woman Arrested Following Attempt to Elude Troopers in Northeast Oregon
Lieutenant David MacManiman
Oregon State Police - La Grande
Office: (541) 963-7175

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers took an Idaho woman into custody Friday morning after she drove away from a traffic stop and attempted to elude troopers at speeds up to 120 mph for over twenty miles in northeast Oregon.
On February 13, 2009 at approximately 11:25 a.m. OSP Senior Trooper Tracy Howard stopped a 2007 Honda Ridgeline pickup driven westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 299 for traveling 96 mph in a 65 mph speed zone. During this initial contact with the female driver who was alone in the pickup, she identified herself and then drove off westbound attempting to elude the trooper as speeds reached up to 120 mph.
Near milepost 278, OSP Senior Trooper Eric Madsen set up spike strips on the freeway. The woman reportedly steered toward the trooper's location along the side of the road before driving over the spike strips. All four tires hit the spike strips and began deflating as she continued to drive 90 – 100 mph for about one mile before the tires started shredding away from the wheels.
At 11:37 a.m. the driver pulled over to the side of the freeway, stopped and was taken into custody without further incident.
After initially being transported by OSP to Grand Ronde Hospital in La Grande for an evaluation, DEENA L. BREIER, age 49, from Meridian, Idaho, was lodged in Union County Jail for:
  • Felony Attempt To Elude in a Vehicle
  • Reckless Driving
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person