Portland pursuit goes into Vancouver back to Oregon

first_imgShannon Opperud A woman was arrested early Monday morning after police said she led officers on a pursuit that began in Portland, went into Vancouver and ended back in Portland.Portland police officers attempted to stop a 2005 Chevrolet Impala for traffic infractions in the 1300 block of Northeast Airport Way just before 3 a.m. Monday when the driver failed to stop for police, according to the Portland Police Bureau.Officers pursued the vehicle north on Interstate 205, and about midway across the bridge, they notified troopers with the Washington State Patrol about the pursuit, authorities said.Troopers pursued the Impala, which traveled north at a speed of about 75 mph until the vehicle got off at the Padden Parkway exit and then got back on I-205 going south, State Patrol Trooper Will Finn said.Washington troopers continued in the pursuit when the vehicle re-entered Oregon, Finn said.The Impala exited the freeway onto Northeast Airport Way, avoiding a spike strip that officers had set up, Portland police said.Officers then used a pursuit intervention technique, a maneuver that intends to send fleeing suspects into a controlled spin-out, police said.The suspect driver rammed a police car and attempted to drive away, but was boxed in moments later, after crashing into a second police car, Portland police said.last_img read more