High-speed chase comes to an end with suspect apprehended by K9

Callers said the driver, who has since been identified as 21-year-old Jesse Bravo, was reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour during the pursuit.

Posted: May 1, 2021 12:00 AM
Updated: May 1, 2021 12:04 AM

EUGENE, Ore.-- A high-speed chase came to an end in West Eugene Thursday night with a suspect being apprehended by a K9.

The Lane County Sheriff's Office said calls started coming in around 7:45 p.m. of a red Toyota Tacoma driving erratically near Clear Lake Road and Greenhill Road.

Callers said the driver, who has since been identified as 21-year-old Jesse Bravo, was reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour during the pursuit. 

Beer cans were seen flying out of the window as Bravo drove in and out of ditches.

About 30 minutes later, a deputy spotted Bravo driving 70 mph on East 7th Avenue.

The deputy reported seeing the car blow through red lights and weave in and out of traffic. The pursuit continued on I-105 and then to 1-5. While speeding Westbound down Beltline, Bravo hit a car with a mother and a baby inside. Officials said those two were not injured. 

The pursuit continued to West 11th Avenue in Eugene then ended off Royal Avenue shortly after Bravo lost control of the Tacoma and hit a traffic sign. Bravo exited the vehicle then challenged deputies and officers to kill him.

A K9 was released and Bravo was taken into custody.

He is currently in the Lane County Jail charged with attempting to elude a police officer, failing to perform the duties of a driver, two counts of driving under the influence of intoxicants, unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, reckless driving, reckless endangering, and driving while suspended.

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