ROSEBURG, Ore. — A motorcyclist was arrested Sunday after multiple attempts to elude Oregon State Police troopers.
Around 11:45 a.m., an OSP trooper attempted to stop a Suzuki motorcycle speeding northbound on Interstate 5. The motorcyclist, 23-year-old Jeffrey B. Engebretson, from Grants Pass, was traveling 95 mph in a 65 mph speed zone.
Engebretson failed to stop to the OSP trooper and continued to speed along the interstate. Due to Engebretson’s reckless driving, the trooper backed off and discontinued the chase.
Two other OSP troopers south of Roseburg spotted the motorcycle near milepost 119 and tried to stop it a second time. Engebretson again failed to yield and eluded the troopers.
Engebretson passed a third OSP trooper when exiting the freeway at exit 125. The trooper followed Engebretson westbound along Garden Valley Boulevard, before the trooper lost sight of the motorcyclist again.
An OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper spotted Engebreston near Umpqua, where he attempted to elude the trooper westbound on Hubbard Creek Road. After several miles the pavement ended, but Engebretson continued on the gravel portion of the roadway and lost control, sliding on his side. He fled on foot into the woods where OSP troopers arrested him without further incident.
Engebretson was arrested and taken to the Douglas County Jail. He faces charges including two counts of felony attempt to elude on a vehicle, two counts of reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person.
He admitted speeding along Interstate 5 at nearly 183 mph and over 140 mph on the county roads.