A Roseburg man was arrested this morning after leading police on a high-speed chase for about 25 miles, according to the Winston Police Department.

Around midnight an officer attempted to stop a male driver of a 1999 Mitsubishi Montero for failing to maintain his lane of travel near the intersection of Highway 42 and Brockway Road, west of Winston.

Instead of pulling over, the driver fled west on Highway 42 toward the Coos-Douglas County line.

The Winston officer began pursuing the vehicle with help from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as suspect reached speeds of 90 mph.

Deputies from the Coos County Sheriff’s Office deployed spike strips near the border and took over the chase once the driver crossed into Coos County.

The deployed spikes successfully slowed the driver, flattening three of the car’s four ties, according to the Winston Police Department. The vehicle came to a complete stop about a mile later.

The driver, identified as Thomas William Baraby, 34, was taken into custody and lodged at the Douglas County Jail in lieu of $56,250 bail.

He was arrested on suspicion of attempting to elude a police officer by vehicle, recklessly endangering another person and a parole violation.

Officers from the Coquille Police Department and the Myrtle Point Police Department also assisted during the pursuit.

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Reporter Ian Campbell can be reached at 541-957-4209 or ian@nrtoday.com. Or follow him on Twitter @MrCampbell17.


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