Prineville man arrested for DUII, other crimes after fleeing police
A Prineville man was arrested for DUII and other crimes early Thursday morning after fleeing police during a traffic stop.
According to a Crook County Sheriff's Office report, a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a blue PT Cruiser on Highway 126 at the Southwest Tom McCall roundabout. The stop was made because the driver, later identified as 35-year-old Elvis Alonzo, was driving 82 miles per hour in a 45 mile-per-hour zone. Alonzo pulled over but when the deputy was approaching the car, Alonzo sped away.
Deputies from Crook County Sheriff's Office and officers from Prineville Police Department located Alonzo on Highway 126 at the bottom of the Prineville grade and pursued him into Prineville for a short period of time, before he came to a stop at the intersection of Northeast Third Street and Fairview Avenue.
Alonzo then tried to flee law enforcement on foot but was taken to the ground by a Crook County deputy. After a brief struggle, Alonzo was taken into custody. Medics from Crook County Fire and Rescue responded to evaluate Alonzo's injury he sustained during the struggle.
Alonzo's blood alcohol content was later found to be 0.16. He was transported to the Crook County Jail, where he was lodged on charges of attempting to elude (felony and misdemeanor), reckless driving, DUII, resisting arrest and driving while suspended (misdemeanor).
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