Driver flees deputies, crashes stolen vehicle in Aloha
The driver of a stolen vehicle crashed into a fence in Aloha around 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, while attempting to flee Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies, authorities said.
Deputies initially attempted to make a traffic stop on the gray Subaru Outback after witnessing the vehicle driving recklessly — almost striking two other vehicles — near Southwest 185th Avenue and Southwest Tualatin Valley Highway in Aloha, according to the Sheriff's Office.
When deputies tried to stop the vehicle, it sped off, and a vehicle pursuit followed, the agency said.
The driver, later identified as 24-year-old Jeobani Reyes-Soriano, crashed into a fence while trying to make a turn at Southwest 196th Avenue and Rosa Road.
Authorities said Reyes-Soriano then exited the vehicle from the passenger side and attempted to flee on foot, but he was quickly apprehended by deputies.
The Sheriff's Office also shared surveillance video of the crash provided by the homeowner of the property the driver crashed into.
Authorities said three additional people in the vehicle cooperated with the investigation, and one passenger was transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.
Deputies also learned the Subaru Outback had been reported stolen and had stolen plates from a different vehicle.
The driver, Reyes-Soriano, was also transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons, then lodged at the Washington County Jail on numerous charges.
Reyes-Soriano faces charges of assault on a public safety officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, resisting attest, attempting to elude an office in a vehicle, reckless driving and several counts of recklessly endangering.
He also received charges related to failing to appear and the Oregon State Parole Board warrant.
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