Driver spurs police into I-5 chase
A speeding driver who attempted to elude police near Woodburn Monday ended up barricaded in south Salem before he was apprehended.
Marion County Sheriff's Office reported that its deputies were working a "speed enforcement detail" on I-5 Monday when at around 12:34 p.m. deputies tried to pull over a 2014 Ford for excessive speed.
The driver of the vehicle did not yield to the emergency vehicle signal. Police said that the driver continued to speed southbound in I-5 in an attempt to elude them. The vehicle was eventually disabled using tire deflation devices or spike strips near the Highway 22 Exit in Salem.
The vehicle came to a stop in the center lane where deputies said the driver barricaded himself inside for 20 minutes before being taken into custody. The driver was identified as Renaldo Williams, 38, of Portland.
Williams was arrested and charged with attempting to elude police, resisting arrest, interfering with a peace officer, interfering with a law enforcement animal, along with an outstanding warrant out of Clackamas County. He was lodged in Marion County Jail.
I-5 was temporarily closed during the incident. It has since reopened. Salem Police and the Oregon State Police assisted with the incident response.