Oregon City PD arrests 2 after chase to Highway 212
Two people were taken into custody Friday morning after crashing a car and leading deputies on a foot chase.
At 14th and Main streets, Oregon City police first spotted a Dodge Durango with plates registered to a different car.
"It came back as a switched plate, essentially two different make and model cars," Oregon City Sgt. David Edwins told KOIN 6 News.
Oregon City police started following the car but at Highway 212 called off their pursuit, which was picked up by Clackamas County deputies when they spotted the car.
The car eventually crashed; the two suspects, driver Aaron Smith and passenger Jennifer Holbert, took off on foot.
"I heard a noise and turned around just as that car had hit the bushes," witness Bob Sparks told KOIN 6 News. "Not more than 10 seconds later, two cop cars pulled in behind that and I pointed out that they went running around that way."
Both had outstanding warrants and were apprehended after a police canine helped find them in a field. Smith's charges include eluding, hit-and-run and past warrants for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of meth. Holbert was arrested for an outstanding meth charge.
Smith told KOIN 6 News he didn't know the plates on the car he bought belonged to another car. He said he told Holbert, his fiancee, to "be brave" when they were being arrested.