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Driver Arrested After Eluding Troopers

ALBANY, Ore. — Oregon State troopers and Linn County deputies arrested a man Sunday after eluding police.

Around 6:21 p.m. a trooper spotted a 2011 Volkswagon driven traveling southbound on Interstate 5 that was subject to a driving complaint.

The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, driven by Angel Gamaliel Gallo, 18, of Springfield, near milepost 231. Gallo failed to yield and sped up to around 120 mph.

A second trooper, near milepost 219, deployed spike strips that deflated the Gallo’s left front tire. The vehicle was forced to stop in the left lane a mile later.

OSP says they stopped southbound traffic while both occupants of the vehicle were removed without incident. The right lane of traffic was then reopened and the left lane reopened an hour later, once the vehicle was cleared

Gallo was arrested and taken to the Linn County Jail; he faces charges of felony attempt to elude in a vehicle, reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person. He was also cited for possession of less than an ounce of Marijuana.

The 18-year-old male passenger, of Eugene, was not arrested.

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