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Highway 99E police chase ends in arrest


A 43-year old male was arrested following an attempt to elude that began in Canby and ended just south of Brooks early Thursday morning.

Around 1:10 a.m., the Canby Police Department attempted to stop a 1998 Audi A4 four door for traffic violations. The driver failed to yield and attempted to elude southbound on Highway 99E through several jurisdictions including Hubbard, Woodburn and Gervais. Speeds reportedly were 80 mph and faster. Officers from the local cities, Oregon State Police (OSP), and Marion County Sheriff's Office assisted as the car continued southbound. by: OREGON STATE POLICE - The driver of this car attempted to elude police from Canby to Brooks, driving at speeds around 80 mph, before crashing into a power pole around 1:25 a.m. Thursday. Spikes strips were deployed by Gervais Police Department and then OSP at Highway 99E and Brooklake Road Northeast. The car continued southbound for a short distance until the driver failed to negotiate a left curve and crashed near Nevada Street into a power pole, downing power lines.

The driver then fled on foot but was taken down by a K-9 with MCSO not far from the vehicle. The driver was evaluated at the scene by Marion County Fire Department medics before being transported by police from the scene. The northbound lane of Highway 99E near Nevada Street was closed for power pole repair Thursday morning.