Suspect in custody after I-5 shutdown near Wilsonville
WILSONVILLE, Ore. —
Authorities closed down Interstate 5 in Wilsonville on Tuesday night after a police chase and then a standoff on the Boone Bridge.
According to Oregon State Police, the pursuit started in Salem after they received a report of a reckless driver on the freeway. A driver was driving a pickup at a high rate of speed and passing other vehicles on the shoulder, police said. OSP troopers chased the driver to Woodburn but then stopped after police determined it was too dangerous.
Portland police spotted the pickup in the Portland area. Police said the driver crashed into another vehicle before fleeing southbound on Interstate 5.
Multiple law enforcement agencies worked to stop the driver. They deployed spike strips and the pickup stopped on the left shoulder of Boone Bridge in Wilsonville.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said the suspect inside the vehicle refused to get out.
At around 10 p.m., authorities took the suspect into custody after a 45-minute standoff and reopened the freeway.
Police arrested 21-year-old Jimmy Eduardo Maeda-Escobar. He faces charges of DUII, reckless driving, attempting to elude, hit-and-run, and reckless endangering.