BREAKING NEWS Man cited for June collision with black protester Full Story

Driver arrested after police chase in Eugene

The chase ended near the train station downtown.

Posted: Aug 6, 2019 11:47 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2019 10:57 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A driver was arrested after a police chase Tuesday night, Oregon State Police said.

Benjamin Carlton, 26, of Federal Way, Washington, faces charges of second-degree assault, attempt to elude, reckless driving, first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree disorderly conduct, interfering with a peace officer and resisting arrest.

Police said they received a report that a driver had trespassed on a property and was trying to run people over. The caller followed the suspect on Interstate 5.

Officers tried to stop Carlton on the Coburg Road I-105 off-ramp, and police said the chase continued for about a mile into downtown Eugene.

The pursuit ended on Oak Street when Carlton's vehicle got high centered on tracks near the train station, police said.

Railroad employees said the tracks did not appear to be damaged.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 21488

Reported Deaths: 357
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah496096
Washington311925
Marion293870
Umatilla230228
Clackamas154940
Malheur80414
Deschutes61110
Lane5903
Jackson4732
Yamhill46713
Lincoln4189
Union3942
Morrow3723
Jefferson3714
Polk31912
Linn28410
Klamath2012
Hood River1930
Wasco1923
Benton1696
Douglas1511
Josephine1152
Columbia970
Coos910
Clatsop850
Crook491
Baker400
Tillamook340
Lake320
Wallowa191
Sherman160
Curry150
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant40
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 55°
Corvallis
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 58°
Roseburg
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 64°
North Bend
Broken Clouds
54° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 54°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Most Popular Stories

Community Events