Lincoln City Police chased an intoxicated California man on a motorcycle three times Wednesday, ultimately ending in his arrest and a damaged police cruiser.
Officers attempted a traffic stop noon Wednesday on NW 36th Street after observing a motorcycle speeding and running stop signs, but the suspect sped off on Highway 101 with LCPD in hot pursuit. The motorcycle reached speeds over 70 mph, causing police to make the decision to discontinue the chase as a matter of public safety.
A short time later, officers spotted the motorcyclist stopped on NE 18th Place and tried another traffic stop. Again, the motorcycle driver sped away and police called off the pursuit.
Minutes later, officers located the suspect in the Surftides Hotel parking lot and once again attempted to stop the vehicle. This time, the suspect fled down a dead end. The suspect crashed his motorcycle into Officer Hayden Tolzman’s police cruiser and another vehicle while attempting to flee. With the motorcycle disabled, the chase went on foot, at which point, Tolzman used a Tazer on the biker and took him into custody.
Jeremy Lee Boone, 39, of Chico Calif., was arrested for Felony DUII, eluding, hit and run (property), interfering with a police officer, criminal mischief and reckless driving. He was taken to the Lincoln County Jail where he awaits pretrial on $305,000 bail.
According to police, Boone was evaluated for being under the influence of intoxicants and his blood alcohol level tested two times over the legal limit.
Lincoln City Towing responded to impound the motorcycle. The LCPD cruiser suffered minor damage.