Vancouver man arrested for allegedly driving wrong way on I-84

Deputy uses Taser on him after he twice tries to flee

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Updated: June 3, 2013, 9:12 PM

 
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Deputies arrested a Vancouver man about 1 a.m. Monday in Corbett, Ore., for allegedly traveling the wrong way on Interstate 84 while going more than 100 mph, and for eluding a police officer.

The initial 911 call at 12:37 a.m. said that a gray sedan without its lights on was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-84 at Exit 16 in Wood Village, Ore.

The driver continued on the interstate, allegedly traveling in excess of 100 mph for about nine miles until, at 12:44 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ryan Biggs saw the vehicle exit I-84 at Rooster Rock State Park.

The sedan spun out on a grassy area in the park and the driver, later identified as Egor Vtorushin, 25, got out of the sedan, a 1989 BMW 525i. He initially complied with verbal commands from Biggs, but then fled on foot toward a wooded area, police said. Biggs caught up with Vtorushin and ordered him to the ground. The driver, again, complied with directions, but then ran away and tried to hide behind a tree.

Biggs, after warning Vtorushin, used a Taser on him and took him into custody without further incident.

He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on suspicion of reckless driving, reckless endangerment, attempting to elude on foot and driving under the influence of intoxicants. His bail is set at $10,000.

Vtorushin has a criminal record in Washington in Clark County and Thurston County district courts.