A man was apprehended by police early Friday morning after a car chase in Wilsonville.
At 4:50 a.m. July 7, a Wilsonville Police Department deputy observed a vehicle driving slow without headlights through a neighborhood at SW Meadow Parkway near SW Wilsonville Road.
According to police, deputies attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver had other ideas and tried to elude them. Deputies pursued the vehicle until it crashed on SW Boeckman Road near SW 95th Avenue at a closed construction site.
The driver, later identified as Nicholas Swisher, 31, of Gladstone, ran from the vehicle into a large overgrown field. A Beaverton Police canine unit arrived and began to track the suspect. The police canine track lasted about an hour. The suspect was located hiding in the overgrown field about a half-mile from the vehicle.
A deputy, the police canine and his handler returned wet and muddy but they had the suspect in custody without any injuries, according to police.
Following an investigation, deputies arrested Swisher and booked him into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude, Possession of Methamphetamine and other charges along with outstanding warrants.
Bail was set at $47,500.
Two Clackamas County cities — Happy Valley and Wilsonville — contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.