Vancouver man arrested after police pursuit in Portland

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Assistant Metro Editor



Phillip Ray Horn

A Vancouver man was arrested late Friday in Portland after a high-speed pursuit that ended with a crash on Interstate 5 on Hayden Island, police said Saturday.

Phillip Ray Horn, 20, was arrested on suspicion of attempting to elude, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment and reckless driving, according to a bulletin from the Portland Police Bureau.

At 11:51 p.m., a Portland police officer tried to pull over a speeding 1990 Mercedes 190 sedan near Northeast Second Avenue and Broadway. Instead of stopping, the driver got onto I-5 and drove north.

Other officers got ahead of the pursuit and deployed spike strips on Hayden Island, the bulletin said. The Mercedes hit the strips, spun out and struck the median.

Officers took the driver, Horn, and two passengers into custody. Horn was taken to a Portland hospital with minor injuries. The two passengers were released without incident or injury.

Horn was booked into Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned Monday.

I-5 north was closed for approximately one hour as crews worked to tow the car and clear debris from the roadway.