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Man arrested in Linn County after high-speed police chase

Police said Rice pulled into a lumber yard when the motorcycle ran out of gas and was arrested.

Posted: Jun 9, 2019 6:33 AM
Updated: Jun 10, 2019 10:13 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – A man was arrested after a high-speed police chase that started in Springfield Saturday night.

Police said an officer tried to stop 57-year-old Timothy Rice on a motorcycle for a traffic violation near Centennial Boulevard and 5th Street when he fled.

The officers followed Rice onto I-5 where speeds reached an excess of 100 mph.

Police said the officer eventually lost sight on Rice and stopped the chase. However, police said deputies from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office spotted Rice as he took the Highway 228 off-ramp.

Police said Rice pulled into a lumber yard when the motorcycle ran out of gas and was arrested.

Rice is being held at the Lane County Jail and is facing charges of reckless driving, elude by vehicle, elude by foot, possession of meth and interfering with police.

Police said Rice also had an outstanding Oregon State Parole Board warrant for an arrest stemming from a felon in possession of a restricted weapon charge.

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