Friday Night Pursuit Ends on I-5 After Spike-Strip Deployment

Friday Night Pursuit Ends on I-5 After Spike-Strip Deployment

July 06, 2013 13:00


On Friday July 5, 2013, at 11:51 p.m., a North Precinct officer attempted a traffic stop of a blue 1990 Mercedes 190 sedan in the area of Northeast 2nd Avenue and Broadway. The officer observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the neighborhood.

The driver, later identified as 20-year-old Phillip Ray Horn of Vancouver, Washington, did not stop and got onto I-5 northbound attempting to elude the officer.

Other officers got ahead of the pursuit and were able to deploy spike-strips in the road on Hayden Island. The Mercedes hit the spike-strips then spun out and struck the center median. Officers took Horn and two passengers into custody and had medical personnel respond to transport Horn to a Portland hospital for minor injuries. The two passengers were released without incident or injury.

Horn was charged with Attempt to Elude, DUII, two counts of Reckless Endangerment, and Reckless Driving. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday.

I-5 northbound was closed for approximately one hour as crews worked to tow the car and clear debris from the roadway.


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