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Portland man arrested following high speed pursuit in Eugene area
06/20/2008
Sgt. Daniel Swift
OSP-Portland
503-323-3195 (Pgr)
 

Oregon State troopers from the Springfield and Albany Area Commands arrested a Portland man this evening following a high speed pursuit in the Eugene area.
 
About 7:20 PM, the Oregon State Police began to receive numerous calls from motorists complaining about a motorcycle being driven southbound on I-5 from the Albany area at speeds over 100 MPH.
 
OSP troopers from the Albany and Springfield offices set up for the motorcycle and it passed the troopers just north of Coburg. When the troopers attempted to stop the motorcycle, the driver accelerated to over 100 MPH in an effort to elude the troopers.
 
The OSP troopers were joined by officers from the Coburg, Springfield, and Eugene police departments as the motorcyclist drove through all three cities in an effort to get away. The pursuit ended when the motorcyclist turned down a dead end street in Eugene and laid his motorcycle over while trying to turn around in a gravel parking lot.
 
Torey John Hernandez, 39, of Portland was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Lane County jail on charges of Driving While Suspended, Attempting to Elude, Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangerment.
 
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