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Oregon Man Arrested After Eluding Police

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PENDLETON, OR. --  A Sandy, Oregon man was arrested Thursday morning on multiple charges after attempting to elude Oregon State Police (OSP) and Pendleton Police in the Pendleton area.


At around 10:45 a.m., an OSP trooper stopped a 1987 Mazda pickup northbound on Highway 395 near milepost 7 south of Pendleton for a speed violation. During the stop the driver was identified as 23-year-old Andrew Ball from Sandy, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Clackamas County for Fail to Appear - Harassment. When the trooper returned to the pickup to take him into custody, Ball sped off northbound attempting to elude the trooper.

A short distance down the road, a Pendleton police officer coming to back up the trooper joined to assist after the eluding pickup passed the patrol vehicle. The eluding pickup drove into the Pendleton area recklessly at high speeds on city streets and Interstate 84 before heading onto Old Highway 30 toward the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Before reaching the reservation line, the pickup stopped at which point the trooper used his patrol car to try and pin the pickup in from leaving. As Ball tried to drive away, the trooper used the patrol car to push the pickup into a ditch. Ball exited and ran across the front of the patrol car with the trooper in foot pursuit. The trooper deployed a taser causing Ball to stop fleeing. BALL was taken into custody at 11:17 a.m. without further incident and wasn't injured.

Further investigation led to the discovery of over 3 pounds of marijuana in the pickup.

Ball was lodged in the Umatilla County Jail on charges of felony attempt to elude in a vehicle, misdemeanor attempt to elude on foot, reckless driving, unlawful possession of marijuana and misdemeanor warrant - fail to appear (Clackamas County).

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