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Two Arrested Following Attempt to Elude in Northeast Oregon
08/06/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Two people were arrested Saturday afternoon on multiple charges following an attempt to elude Oregon State Police (OSP) for over 40 miles along Interstate 84 between Pendleton and La Grande.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Kyle Hove, on August 6, 2011 at approximately 2:40 p.m. Senior Trooper Amy Ford attempted to stop a 1993 Mazda 626 eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 210 for traveling 78 mph in a 65 mph speed zone. The vehicle was being driven with a small "donut" spare tire.
 
As Ford caught up and activated the OSP patrol vehicle's emergency lights, the Mazda sped up to speeds reaching 130 mph. Near milepost 253 the driver lost control of the Mazda on a curve, sideswiping the metal guardrail along the right eastbound shoulder. It traveled to the left, across the eastbound lanes and stopped against the concrete center divider where both occupants were taken into custody.
 
Driver BRIAN P. HACKNEY, age 29, from Plant City, Florida was lodged in the Union County Jail on the following charges:
  • Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
  • DUII
  • Reckless Driving
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
 
HACKNEY was also cited for numerous traffic violations.
 
Right front passenger SHAWNA C. WILSON, age 36, was initially transported to the Grande Ronde Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. After her release from the hospital she was arrested and lodged in the Union County Jail on four counts of Fugitive From Justice based upon outstanding felony warrants out of Benton County, Washington for:
  • Fail to Appear - Forgery of Checks
  • Fail to Appear - Forgery
  • Fail to Appear - Robbery in the Second Degree
  • Fail to Appear - DUII
 
WILSON was also cited for Failure to Wear Safety Belt.