PORTLAND Ore. – According to the Portland Police Department, following a high-speed police chase through the streets of Portland early on Thursday morning, two people were taken into custody.
According to the Portland Police, the driver rushed away for around 23 minutes and drove dangerously into oncoming traffic while going the wrong way on a street that only allowed traffic in one direction.
The motorist was also traveling more than 60 miles per hour over the speed limit on residential streets, and more than 100 miles per hour over the speed limit on the highway, according to the police.
The high-speed car was pursued by an air unit as cops in the neighborhood of Northwest Ninth Avenue utilized stop sticks to deflate one of the car’s tires, ultimately bringing a halt to the pursuit.
The driver and a passenger were reportedly taken into custody by the police.
Recently, The office of Mayor Ted Wheeler said late on Thursday, April 20, 2023, that the city of Portland and the Portland Police Association, which is the union for police officers, have reached an agreement about the use of body cameras by police officers.
The mayor’s office didn’t say much about the deal in its news statement. Thursday night, an email asking about the deal was sent to Wheeler’s office, but it was not returned.
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