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Driver flees police by driving past holiday traffic on I-5 shoulder

Oregon State Police say{ }Harold Deandre Jones crashed his vehicle while fleeing from a trooper on I-5 on Nov. 22, 2017. Photo courtesy Oregon State Police{ }

COBURG, Ore. — A car rolled over on the shoulder of I-5 near milepost 195 on Wednesday afternoon after speeding away from a trooper during a traffic stop in Eugene.

According to the Oregon State Police, troopers tried stopped 39-year-old Harold Deandre Jones for speeding at around 3:30 p.m.

Jones was driving a while 2012 Chrysler 300, and was traveling in excess of 100 mph when a trooper began to pull him over. Police say that Jones initially stopped, but when a trooper approached the vehicle to contact him, he fled northbound on I-5 at more than 100 mph.

Officials say that Jones was passing holiday traffic on the right shoulder of the road.

The trooper did not pursue Jones, but police later found the vehicle rolled over at mile post 199 in Coburg.

Jones is being treated at a hospital for minor injuries. When he’s released, he will be booked in the Lane County Jail on charges of attempt to elude police by vehicle, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and driving while suspended.

Police closed the right lane of I-5 for about 30 minutes while they cleared the crash.

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