Police arrested a man after a high-speed Friday night chase that twice entered Vancouver from Portland and ended in a crash in Portland. No one was hurt.
Portland police tried at 7:30 p.m. to pull over the suspect, Dylan M. Miller, 25, who was driving a stolen Chevrolet pickup truck near North Houghton Street and North Foss Avenue, according to a news release from the Portland Police Bureau. Miller sped away, said police, who stopped pursuing him due to safety concerns, but then spotted the Chevrolet pickup a short time later.
An airplane from the Portland Police Air Support Unit joined the pursuit while the truck drove north on Interstate 5 into Vancouver, then east on state Highway 14 and back into Oregon via I-5, the news release stated.
Miller then stopped his pickup in the Cascade Station parking lot and got into another vehicle, a Honda Accord, that was previously reported stolen, according to the news release. He drove back into Vancouver on Interstate 205, going as fast as 100 mph. He drove west to I-5, then drove south and went back into Portland.
He left the freeway at Northeast Marine Drive, running red lights through several neighborhoods, police said. Officers then used spike strips to deflate the tires as the car drove east on Northeast Sandy Boulevard near Northeast 122nd Avenue. Officers then used spike strips again near Northeast 185th Avenue, and the car crashed into an embankment near Northeast 223rd Avenue in Fairview at about 8:40 p.m., according to the news release.
Police arrested Miller, who did not have any injuries, according to the news release. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on suspicion of two counts of attempt to elude by vehicle, reckless driving, reckless endangering, two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and previous warrants.
Police are asking anyone who was put in danger to call 503-823-4106 or email GVRT@portlandoregon.gov and use reference No. 20-60769.