Washington man arrested after high-speed chase, crash in Oregon
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a 33-year-old Vancouver, Washington, man has been arrested after a high-speed chase ended in a crash on Interstate 5 near Woodburn, Oregon.
Sgt. Jason Lindland says state police received multiple complaints late Thursday morning about a blue Dodge Neon speeding southbound on I-5 and passing on the shoulder in the Wilsonville area.
After one attempt to stop the car failed, police began pursuing it.
As the car neared Woodburn, police say it lost control while trying to pass on the shoulder and hit another vehicle as it began to enter a highway work zone. The driver was arrested after crashing into some shrubs and driving into a state police patrol vehicle.
Lindland says the driver told troopers he had smoked methamphetamine and marijuana.
Troopers say Jonathan Oson was arrested for investigation of offenses including felony criminal mischief, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.