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Vancouver, Washington Woman Arrested Following Attempt to Elude on Interstate 205
04/15/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, with the assistance of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau, arrested a Vancouver, Washington woman following her attempt to elude between the Clackamas area and southeast Portland. While driving, the woman was witnessed by a citizen and a trooper to inhale from an object later determined to be a whip cream dispenser with nitrous oxide canisters.
 
On April 15, 2011 at approximately 12:28 p.m. an OSP motor trooper observed a vehicle that was the subject of a driving complaint on Interstate 205 northbound from the West Linn area. The vehicle was reportedly being driven erratically and its driver was seen inhaling from a balloon and another unknown object. The trooper saw the vehicle and tried to stop it on 82nd Drive near SE Lawnfield in the Clackamas area but it failed to yield and then attempted to elude.
 
Additional OSP troopers and a Clackamas County deputy continued keeping the vehicle in sight as it drove on secondary roads and eventually back northbound on Interstate 205 from Highway 224. Speeds were between 60 to 80 mph northbound before exiting at SE Washington Street where it turned eastbound. Two Portland police units moved into position to help as the vehicle continued eastbound for about four blocks before it turned into a parking lot at 9900 block of SE Washington / SE Stark Streets and stopped.
 
The vehicle's driver, ROBIN RAE WICK, age 45, from Vancouver, Washington was taken into custody without further incident. After her arrest, troopers found a whip cream dispenser and multiple nitrous oxide charger canisters inside the vehicle.
 
WICK was later lodged in the Clackamas County Jail for:
  • DUII - Inhalants
  • Reckless Driving
  • Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
 
She was also cited for violation Driving While Suspended.