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Woman Arrested Following Attempt to Elude Between Grants Pass and Medford
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A 36-year old woman was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) with the assistance of several area law enforcement agencies after she attempted to elude police officers between Grants Pass and Medford early Monday morning. The incident ended after the vehicle's tires shredded from the rims due to spike strip deployment and police using tactical vehicle intervention techniques to stop it in the Medford area.
Updated information indicates on February 13, 2012 at approximately 3:30 a.m. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety officers attempted to stop a 1995 Suzuki Sidekick sport utility vehicle whose driver failed to yield and then attempted to elude at slow speeds. The vehicle continued south from Grants Pass where OSP moved into position and assumed lead on Interstate 5 near milepost 45. Along Interstate 5, numerous attempts to deploy spike strips tried to bring the vehicle to a stop but it continued southbound with OSP, Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Grants Pass police following.
The Suzuki exited southbound into Central Point on Highway 99 where Central Point police deployed spike strips at Pine Street successfully deflating four tires. The vehicle continued southbound on Highway 99 near Beall Lane where a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy used a tactical vehicle intervention (PIT) technique to force it to a stop. Officers pinned the vehicle in preventing escape and took the female driver into custody without further incident.
The vehicle’s driver, JENNIFER LEIGH MING, age 36, from Grants Pass, was taken by OSP to Rogue Valley Medical Center for a medical evaluation. She had no apparent injury and upon release was lodged in the Jackson County Jail for Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle and Reckless Driving.
Speeds were reported low and road conditions slick due to snow and ice in the area. There were no reported injuries.