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Driver Arrested Following Attempt to Elude, Injury Crash in Salem
02/19/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Five people were injured Sunday morning when a sport utility vehicle attempting to elude police officers collided with two other vehicles at the downtown Salem intersection of Marion Street and Church Street. The fleeing driver was later arrested on multiple charges after he was released from the hospital.
 
On February 19, 2012 at approximately 8:49 a.m. an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper attempted to stop a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe sport utility vehicle northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 242 for a speed violation. The driver failed to yield and attempted to elude the trooper northbound at speeds near 100 mph on the freeway while OSP and officers from Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Salem Police Department assisted. While attempting to elude officers, the two occupants were seen throwing drug paraphernalia and papers from the vehicle.
 
The Chevrolet Tahoe exited the freeway onto county roads and Salem city streets. At approximately 9:05 a.m. the eluding Chevrolet Tahoe went through a stop signal at the Marion Street and Church Street intersection where it was struck in the passenger side by a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban driven by RICHARD A. BELLO, age 42, from Salem. The impact spun the Tahoe around as it collided with a 2008 Toyota Corolla driven by JOANN E. DRAPEU, age 69, from Salem.
 
Officers detained the fleeing driver identified as JASON MILTON DALEBOUT, age 37, from Albany. DALEBOUT and his passenger, JASON PAUL SCHREPFER, age 33, from Albany, were transported to Salem Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
 
DRAPEU, BELLO and a passenger in the Toyota identified as TERRILL L. WILLIAMS, age 65, from Salem, were also transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital. All injuries are not life threatening and they were using safety restraints.
 
After release from the hospital, DALEBOUT was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:
  • Felony Warrant – Parole Violation
  • Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
  • Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
  • Reckless Driving
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Assault in the Third Degree
  • Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Criminal Mischief
 
He was also cited for Driving While Suspended.
 
Charges are pending for SCHREPFER.
 
Salem Fire Department assisted at the scene.