A Carson man is in custody following a Friday night incident in which he attempted to elude an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper southwest of Estacada, Ore. While attempting to elude, the suspect collided into the trooper's patrol car and was eventually stopped with the use of spike strips deployed by Oregon City (OCPS) police.
On Jan. 8, 2011, at approximately 9:54 p.m. OSP Trooper Naymon Frank attempted to stop a 1986 Toyota 4Runner on Springwater Road near McIver State Park for a brake light violation. The Toyota's driver failed to stop, accelerating to speeds near 70 mph westbound onto Redland Road where it drove off the highway while negotiating a curve. As the trooper pulled up toward the Toyota, it drove into the front of the patrol vehicle and continued westbound.
Clackamas County deputies and OCPD moved into position to help. An OCPD officer deployed spike strips at Redland Road and S. Ferguson Road successfully deflating at least one tire.
After spike strip deployment, the Toyota's driver pulled onto the side of the road and stopped where he was taken into custody without further incident at 10:10 p.m The driver was identified as Aaron Bradley Roth, 25, from Carson.
He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on the following charges: felony attempt to elude in a vehicle; reckless driving; misdemeanor driving while suspended; and misdemeanor hit and run.
Additional charges may be added pending follow up investigation. The OSP patrol vehicle received minor front damage when it was hit by the Toyota.