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Wanted Eugene Man Arrested Following Crash into Bus Stop, Multi-Agency Search
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Eugene man was arrested Saturday afternoon following a single vehicle crash involving a stolen car into a bus stop. An area search involving city, county and state police officers led to his Glenwood-area residence where he was taken into custody. A female also seen running from the scene has not been identified or located.
On March 20, 2010 at approximately 5:28 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Recruit Trooper Michael Pelkey was dispatched to a report of a Honda Civic colliding with a bus stop structure on Franklin Boulevard near Mississippi Avenue. Two occupants, a man and woman, were seen running from the scene. A local police canine unit was nearby and first on the scene, starting a track of two people that ran from the car which was determined to be stolen.
With the canine's help, police officers from Eugene, Springfield and Lane County tracked the driver to a Lexington Avenue residence a few blocks from the crash scene.
JEREMY RAY COLEMAN, age 26, was arrested on multiple charges including four warrants. He was lodged in the Lane County Jail on the warrants and also facing the following charges:
  • Warrant – Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • Warrant – Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Warrant – Fail to Appear in the First Degree
  • Warrant – Fail to Appear in the First Degree (3 counts)
  • DUII
  • Hit & Run – Property Damage
  • Reckless Driving
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
He was also cited for Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle and Driving Uninsured.
The crash investigation indicated the Honda was traveling westbound on Franklin Boulevard,
attempted to turn left onto Mississippi Avenue when it crashed into a portion the bus stop structure. Witnesses said the COLEMAN was driving at a fast speed contributing to the failure to safely make the turn.