Sheriff: Car raced down Highway 30 at 100 mph

An Oregon State Police trooper pursued a speeding motorist in the Deer Island area Sunday, June 29, but was unable to stop the car, the agency said.

A state trooper saw a black 1992 Acura Integra speeding on Highway 30 near the intersection with Nicolai Cutoff Road, but the Acura accelerated “at a high rate of speed to elude the trooper” when the trooper switched on his patrol car's emergency lights to pull the car over, according to Lt. Gregg Hastings, an OSP spokesman.

The car sped east on Highway 30 at about 100 mph, Columbia County Sheriff Jeff Dickerson said.

“Due to the reckless operation, the trooper pulled back and lost sight of the car,” Hastings wrote in an email.

The Acura was later found abandoned in the 65000 block of McDermott Road, according to Hastings. The driver, who is described only as an adult male, was not found.

An investigation is ongoing. Hastings advised anyone with information on the incident to contact Senior Trooper Jeromy Hasenkamp at 503-397-0325 ext. 104.

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