Police: Driver speeds past I-5 holiday traffic, crashes while fleeing trooper

Oregon State Police say Harold Deandre Jones crashed his vehicle while fleeing from a trooper on I-5 on Nov. 22, 2017. Photo courtesy Oregon State Police

EUGENE, Ore. - A driver sped away from a trooper during a traffic stop in Eugene before Crashing in Coburg Wednesday afternoon.

According to Oregon State Police, troopers tried stopping 39-year-old Harold Deandre Jones for speeding on Interstate 5 near milepost 195 around 3:30 p.m.

He was driving a white 2012 Chrysler 300.

Police say Jones initially stopped, but when a trooper approached the vehicle to contact him, he fled northbound on I-5 at more than 100 miles per hour.

Officials say Jones was passing holiday traffic on the right shoulder.

Police did not pursue him, but later found Jones and the vehicle rolled over at mile post 199 in Coburg.

Jones is being treated at a hospital for minor injuries. When he’s released, he will be booked in the Lane County Jail on charges of attempt to elude police by vehicle, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and driving while suspended.

Police closed the right lane of I-5 for about 30 minutes while they cleared the crash.

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