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Motorcycle Chase

Posted on 3rd July 2014 at 16:19

A Longview man is facing a number of charges in Columbia County after he was reportedly clocked at 120 miles an hour on his motorcycle, apparently while trying to elude authorities on Highway 30. Oregon State Police say that a Trooper spotted a motorcycle doing triple-digits on Highway 30 near Rainier, heading east at about 6:30 am. The Trooper activated his lights and started a pursuit, but they say that the rider sped up, passing other drivers in the westbound lane and on the eastbound shoulder. The Trooper eventually broke off the chase, but a log truck driver flagged him down, saying that he had seen the bike pull into the Dyno Nobel chemical plant near Deer Island. At the plant, the rider was identified as Michael Tejada Echeverria, 19, of Longview; officers contacted Echeverria and eventually arrested him for felony eluding, reckless driving and reckless endangerment. He was also cited for driving over 100 miles an hour, no motorcycle endorsement and no insurance. Troopers are still looking for other witnesses in the case; call OSP at 1-800-452-7888 if you can help out.