Sutherlin police seek suspect after high speed chase

Police said the man is known to officers.

Posted: Apr 15, 2020 1:40 PM
Updated: Apr 15, 2020 3:51 PM

SUTHERLIN, Ore. – Police are searching for a man who led them on a police chase in the Sutherlin area on Wednesday.

The man is believed to be Dillan Prudhomme, 31. Police said he is a transient from the area with an extensive history of motor vehicle crimes. He also has a suspended driver’s license, they said.

Officers responded to a reckless driving complaint at about 7:45 a.m. Reports indicated that Prudhomme was driving a 2006 dark silver BMW and was passing vehicles and driving at a high speed on Nonpareil Road heading west into Sutherlin.

Police said they attempted to use spike strips to stop the chase, but the man turned and started heading east on Nonpareil Road.

Officers visually identified Prudhomme as the driver, police said.

“Due to knowing his identity coupled with his poor driving skills and disregard for the safety of the public the pursuit was terminated,” police said in a statement.

He was last seen driving at a high speed in the 4000 block of Nonpareil Road.

The vehicle has California license plate 7AMP981. It is missing the driver’s side front fender and right rear brake light.

Prudhomme is wanted for felony elude, reckless driving and reckless endangering. If you have any information, contact police at 541-459-2211 or Douglas County Dispatch at 541-440-4471.

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