Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-07-21 17:14:10 –
LA GRANDE — A man in Oklahoma was arrested by La Grande police on Friday afternoon, June 16th, after driving the city recklessly at high speed and trying to escape law enforcement officers.
According to a Lagrand police press release, Karl Lee Archer, 39, of Warner, Oklahoma, was suspected of running a stop sign at the intersection of Maylane and Riddle Road. Was arrested in.
Archer was arrested after Lagrande’s 911 dispatch center received numerous riot calls between men and women in Maylane near Watson Street in northeastern Lagrande.
Officers found the vehicle they were riding on, the 2020 Ford F150, at the intersection of Maylane and Riddle Road.
Officers tried to stop Archer on Island Avenue near Riddle Road. Archer didn’t pull immediately and continued to move west on Island Avenue. In a short time, Archer pulled to Island Avenue near the elevated Interstate 84. Archer was uncooperative and refused to get out of the car he was driving.
A few minutes later, he hurried away and headed west on Island Avenue. According to a press release, Lagrand police officers and agents at the Union County Sheriff’s Office initially tracked Archer, but the tracking was soon discontinued “for the safety of our community.”
Immediately after the chase was stopped, community members called on L Avenue near 11th Avenue to report a suspicious vehicle. Law enforcement officers then quickly found the vehicle, Archer and his adult female passengers. Archer was detained without further incident.
Archer was arrested and held in Union County Jail for reckless driving, recklessly endangering others, fleeing for property damage and a second criminal mischief, and attempting a hit-and-run.
Oregon police also supported the case.
Cases involving Archer are under investigation and may be subject to additional charges in accordance with the press release. For additional information, please contact the La Grande Police Station (541-963-1017).
Dick Mason is an observer reporter who primarily covers North Powder, Imbler, Island City, Union, Education, Union County Veterans Program, and the local historical community. Dick joined the observer in 1983 and initially worked as a sports and outdoor reporter.
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