Man accused of trying to enter moving cars on I-5 near Woodburn

Troopers said they were able to detain Vyacheslav Burlachenko, 38, of Salem before he hurt himself or anyone else.

Posted: Jan 3, 2019 7:23 PM
Updated: Jan 3, 2019 7:31 PM

WOODBURN, Ore. – A man is facing charges after police said he ran onto I-5 and tried to get inside moving cars near Woodburn.

Oregon State Police said it happened around 12:20 p.m. Thursday near milepost 272.

Troopers said they were driving north on I-5 when they saw a man disrupting traffic. They said he was running between cars and tried to get inside some of them.

Troopers said they were able to detain Vyacheslav Burlachenko, 38, of Salem before he hurt himself or anyone else. They said no shots were fired.

He was taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

Troopers said a semi-truck had to swerve to avoid Burlachenko, and the truck’s load shifted and damaged the vehicle.

No other crashes were reported.

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