High-speed chase ends in crash, arrest

   April 2, 2003 — Madras Police arrested a man Saturday they said led them on a high-speed chase before crashing his vehicle into a telephone utility box near Tops Trailer Park.
    Hector Alfredo Jiminez, 20, was booked on charges that include attempting to elude police in a vehicle, attempting to elude police on foot, second-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and hit and run-property.
    He was released from Jefferson County Jail on Sunday after posting $1,500 — 10 percent of his $15,000 bail.
    Police said they were attempting to serve an arrest warrant at 141 S.W. Third St. when Jiminez’s blue Oldsmobile passed by them at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at a stop sign.
    Police said Jiminez fled in his vehicle after officers attempted to stop him a short time later on Fifth Street near the corner of B. He was pursued westbound on Highway 26 at speeds of approximately 80 miles per hour before he crashed, police said.
    Jiminez allegedly fled on foot into Tops Trailer Park before being apprehended without incident just after 10 p.m. Saturday. The pursuit lasted seven minutes.
    According to an entry in the Madras Police logbook, Jiminez asked the arresting officer if he had had “fun” chasing him. He also complained of a sore foot from pushing too hard on the gas pedal, the entry in the police log also stated.
    Jiminez is scheduled to appear in Jefferson County Circuit Court for arraignment at 9 a.m. on April 17.