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Motorcyclist leads police on high-speed chase from Salem to Cottage Grove

Law enforcement took a motorcyclist into custody Wednesday in Cottage Grove after a high-speed chase on Interstate 5. (SBG)

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. - Law enforcement took a motorcyclist into custody Wednesday after a high-speed chase raced south through Eugene from Salem to Cottage Grove on Interstate 5.

A photojournalist witnessed the chase and apprehension.

The situation started when callers reported the motorcyclist to Oregon State Police as reckless driver near Salem.

When troopers arrived, the motorcyclist took off at speeds over 100 mph.

The high speed chase continued south through Eugene to Cottage Grove, a distance of over 80 miles.

Troopers at the scene were unsure why the motorcyclist took off.

The Florida resident, whose identity is not yet available, faces charges of Reckless Driving and Attempting to Elude Police.

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