State troopers arrest driver after high-speed chase
Beaverton man faces charges of reckless driving and resisting arrest
Oregon State Police troopers arrested a 25-year-old Beaverton man Tuesday morning after he reportedly resisted arrest following an attempt to elude troopers along Interstate 5 north of Grants Pass.
Just before 7 a.m., the Southern Command Center dispatch received the first of three citizen complaints about a black sport utility vehicle traveling recklessly at high speeds along Interstate 5 from the Medford area.
Following the third report that the vehicle, a 2008 Land Rover, had passed between two vehicles at approximately 100 mph, two OSP troopers set up to find the vehicle in the Grants Pass area.
At about 7:15 a.m., the troopers spotted the vehicle near milepost 61 and began to initiate a traffic stop in the Manzanita Rest Area. As the vehicle slowed to a stop, it then reportedly accelerated and pulled out of the rest area, attempting to elude the troopers at speeds exceeding 100 mph.
Due to slowing traffic at a construction zone near milepost 65, the vehicle slowed, at which point a trooper deployed a Tactical Vehicle Intervention on the vehicle bringing it to a stop.
Troopers blocked traffic as they talked to the driver, who refused to exit the vehicle. A trooper broke out a rear side window to gain access inside the vehicle, and then they deployed pepper spray and a Taser on the resisting driver to take him into custody. No injuries were reported.
Isaiah Lemuel Haywood, 25, was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on charges of felony attempt to elude in a vehicle, reckless driving and resisting arrest.