AZALEA, Ore. -- A Winston man is facing charges after a police pursuit in Azalea, and Oregon State Police said it ended with the driver crashing not once, but twice.
Police said a trooper tried to stop Garrett Nielsen, 24, Wednesday morning on I-5 near the Azalea exit. They said the driver floored it on Autumn Road instead of stopping.
Troopers said Nielsen crashed his full-size truck into a parked trooper’s vehicle and ran to a nearby home where he stole a pickup. They said Nielsen then crashed a second time a short while later.
Nielsen was taken to the hospital for possible injuries.
He is now in jail facing a list of charges, including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, attempt to elude a police officer, second-degree criminal mischief, parole violation and more.
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