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Pursuit leads to reckless driving arrest in Washington County

Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Kyler MartinA Beaverton man was arrested after a high-speed chase in Washington County early Saturday.

Kyler Martin, 26, is charged with Attempt to Elude Police, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Offensive Littering.

More charges may be filed. The reckless endangering charge stems from the fact that another person was in Martin's car.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, deputies serving the City of Cornelius stopped a green Cadillac on 3:08 a.m. on Sept. 20 on South 10th Avenue and South Flax Plant Road for several traffic violations. As a deputy approached the car, the driver, later idetified as Martin, took off at a high rate of speed. The deputies did not pursue the car, but radioed the information to other deputies serving Cornelius.

A second deputy saw the suspect vehicle traveling north bound on South 10th. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the Martin refused to stop and led the deputy on a pursuit.

According to the sheriff's office, during the pursuit, Martin threw property out of the window. Martin eventually stopped at Northwest Susbauer Road and Northwest Hobbs Road, where he was arrested without further incident.

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