26-year-old Portland man arrested for reckless endangerment following high speed incident on I-5

Oregon State Police troopers arrested a 26-year old Portland man Monday afternoon on traffic-related charges after more than 15 citizens called in driving complaints as he drove southbound on Interstate 5 from the Wilsonville area toward Salem.

Jeremy English, 26, of southwest Portland, was lodged in the Marion County Jail on charges of reckless driving and 18 separate counts of recklessly endangering another person.

According to state police, citizen complaints starting pouring into OSP’s northern command center around 12:35 p.m. Monday with reports about a gold passenger car, later identified as a 1999 Ford Taurus, driving at a high rate of speed and passing on hard shoulders in the Wilsonville area. The vehicle was reportedly headed south in Interstate 5 at high speed using all three lanes of traffic as well as the shoulders of the road.

Around 12:50 p.m. an OSP trooper spotted the vehicle on Interstate 5 headed southbound near Brooks as it had slowed down to approach the Salem area. After exiting Interstate 5 onto Salem Parkway Avenue, the trooper attempted a traffic stop on the but the driver refused to pull over for a significant length of time before stopping near Hyacinth Street NE.

English was then taken into custody without further incident.

You can report aggressive, dangerous and intoxicated drivers by calling 9-1-1 or OSP at 1-800-24DRUNK (800-243-7865).

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