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Woman Arrested Following Attempt to Elude, Assault on OSP Trooper near Wood Village
05/28/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Carson, Washington woman was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) Thursday afternoon following an incident in which she allegedly drove recklessly while attempting to elude a trooper westbound on Interstate 84 east of Portland. After being stopped and placed into custody, she assaulted another trooper before being transported and lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.
 
On May 28, 2009 at approximately 5:00 p.m. a driving complaint was phoned in to OSP Northern Command Center dispatch of a silver Kia Sedona traveling in excess of 100 mph westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 38. Witness information advised the car collided with the concrete median and almost flipped.
 
OSP Trooper Jose Cortez spotted the car westbound near milepost 22, obtained a speed reading of 90 mph and attempted to stop it near milepost 19. The female driver failed to yield and continued westbound between 60 - 70 mph. Cortez activated the siren but the driver failed to stop and continued driving, at times recklessly, until finally stopping near milepost 15 in the Wood Village area.
 
Upon contacting the driver, identified as JESSICA ANN SMILEY, age 27, from Carson, Washington, Cortez noted signs of impairment and subsequently arrested her for Reckless Driving and Felony Attempt to Elude a Police Officer. SMILEY was very combative and allegedly kicked another trooper in the face while she was seated in the back of the OSP patrol car. On the way to jail she continued kicking the patrol car doors and windows while another OSP officer followed to assist, if needed.
 
SMILEY was lodged on the following charges:
  • Felony Attempt to Elude an Officer in a Vehicle
  • DUII
  • Reckless Driving
  • Assaulting a Public Safety Officer
 
She was also cited for Exceeding the Speed Limit to wit: 90 mph in a 65 mph speed zone.
 
A Multnomah County deputy assisted during the stop.