Salem man sentenced for crashing motor home into patrol cars

The man got 13 years in prison for assault against Salem police officers.

Posted: May 24, 2018 9:55 AM
Updated: May 24, 2018 9:57 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A Salem man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for assault against Salem police officers after leading police on a chase through Salem and ramming his motor home into officers in their patrol cars.

The Statesman Journal reports 61-year-old Roy Devoursney pleaded guilty Wednesday in Marion County Circuit Court after initially being charged with attempted murder in what the Marion County District Attorney's Office called a "vehicular attack."

Devoursney had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.198, more than two times the legal limit, when officers received a report of an RV reportedly speeding and swerving January 27.

After ramming the two patrol cars, two officers fired at Devoursney saying they were trying to get him to stop, which he did only after they deployed spike strips that blew out the vehicle's tires.

Both officers were treated for injuries.

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