CANYONVILLE — Law enforcement officers had to deploy spike strips early Saturday morning to end a 20-mile chase on Interstate 5 of a North Carolina man, the Oregon State Police said.
A trooper at 5:47 a.m. pulled over Daniel Christopher Richard, 24, of Winston-Salem, who was driving a 2007 Dodge Charger northbound on I-5 near Milepost 78, for a traffic violation, according to the OSP. Shortly after stopping, Richard reportedly continued northbound at speeds of 70 mph, failing to yield to the trooper’s emergency lights and siren.
The OSP said a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy and Myrtle Creek police officer set up and deployed spike strips at Milepost 100 near Canyonville. The spikes flattened three tires, stopping Richard at Milepost 102, police said.
Richard was arrested and taken into custody for felony attempt to elude in a vehicle. Richard had no outstanding warrants and had a valid driver’s license. It’s unknown to troopers and assisting officers why Richard wouldn’t stop when police attempted to pull him over.