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Washington Man Arrested Following Attempt to Elude near Hood River
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Sunnyside, Washington man was arrested Tuesday morning after attempting to elude Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and officers from Hood River County Sheriff's Office and Hood River Police Department on Interstate 84. The incident ended west of The Dalles after OSP deployed spike strips and the man fled on foot before surrendering.
On May 1, 2012 at approximately 7:52 a.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2009 Nissan Altima four-door displaying Washington license plates eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 60 for a speed violation. As the trooper approached the car, it left eastbound at a high rate of speed. The trooper got back to his patrol car and attempted to overtake the Nissan as it reached speeds near 120 mph before exiting into Hood River where local police briefly tried to get the driver to stop.
The Nissan returned to the freeway and stopped a second time. The vehicle again left eastbound at high speeds, driving recklessly passing other vehicles.
Near milepost 76 another OSP trooper deployed spike strips, deflating the right front tire. The Nissan continued for two more miles where it stopped and the driver fled on foot for a short distance before stopping and surrendering. He was taken into custody at 8:05 a.m.
DANIEL CERDA, age 26, from Sunnyside, Washington was lodged in the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) for Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle and Reckless Driving.