California man arrested in Interstate 5 carjacking

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Eugene, Ore. – Oregon State Police say a California man was arrested following an Interstate 5 carjacking near Eugene.

Sgt. Jeff Proulx said Jose Arnulfo Alvarenga Torres, 42, forced a woman off the freeway after colliding with her vehicle. He said the Fresno man removed the woman from the vehicle, but the victim was able to escape while keeping the keys to her car.

Proulx said other motorists stopped to help late Sunday afternoon. He said Torres grabbed one of them by the throat, almost ran over another witness, and stole a Toyota Corolla that was soon found by a Lane County deputy.

Proulx said Torres has been charged with robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle.