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Stolen motorcycle crashes in Gervais, suspect arrested

A stolen motorcycle chase starting in Wilsonville ended with a non-injury crash in Gervais Wednesday, resulting in the driver's arrest.

Jared Lee Hoffman, 28, of Lynnwood, Wash., allegedly stole a 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle outside the Wilsonville Chevron station on Southwest 95th Avenue early Wednesday afternoon. The suspect and the owner had struck up a conversation about the motorcycle and, when the owner consented to the suspect sitting on the bike, he sped away, heading south on Interstate 5.

While Wilsonville Police Department was by: MARION COUNTY JAIL - Jared Lee Hoffmanresponding to that call, Oregon State Police received several complaints about reckless driving by a motorcyclist on I-5 southbound. Around 1:40 p.m., Woodburn Police officers spotted Hoffman near the Woodburn exit. The motorcycle eluded police and headed south on Highway 99E.

Around 1:45 p.m., the motorcycle crashed into the back of a pickup truck that was pulling toward the right shoulder, yielding to an oncoming emergency vehicle driven by an OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper. Hoffman was ejected and then taken into custody by OSP and Woodburn Police. He was checked at the scene and sustained no injuries.

He is currently facing charges of felony attempt to elude police, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person, DUII - drugs and unlawful possession of a controlled substance - heroin.

Meanwhile, Wilsonville Police located a stolen vehicle from Washington parked at a restaurant adjacent to the gas station. They are investigating if it is linked to the motorcycle theft.



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