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St. Helens Chase

Posted on 31st March 2014 at 16:53

Steven Michael Thompson, 23, of St. Helens is under arrest after a Friday night chase involving Oregon State Police and St. Helens Police. At about 8:40 Friday night, called about a possible DUI driver were relayed to OSP. The suspect vehicle was spotted on Old Portland Highway, where a Trooper tried to stop the suspect. Instead, the driver sped up, heading toward St. Helens. Spike strips were deployed near 14th Avenue, flattening three of four tires. The driver continued on, eventually crashing at North 9th and Columbia Boulevard. Thompson reportedly tried to run, and was eventually chased down and arrested. Thompson was eventually booked into the Columbia County Jail on seven separate counts. His bail totals $5,500.