Utah man arrested after Ore. chase at Warm Springs
Monday, June 13, 2011
WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) -- A 25-year-old Utah man was arrested after a long chase on U.S. Highway 26 across the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon.
The Oregonian reports that Leo James Elliott of Roy Utah was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, felony attempt to elude in a vehicle, reckless driving and attempting to elude on foot.
Oregon State Police began the chase early Sunday afternoon as troopers received numerous complaints of reckless, high-speed driving by a pickup truck on U.S. 26.
Warm Springs police joined in the chase before the truck was stopped by spike strips that blew out its tires.
Elliott was being held at the Jefferson County jail. Sheriff's deputies said he awaiting a hearing Monday and would be assigned an attorney.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com