Man arrested after reportedly ramming into EPD patrol vehicles

The man who police said was driving is facing multiple charges including elude by vehicle, first degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and reckless endangering.

Posted: Nov 13, 2021 11:15 AM
Updated: Nov 13, 2021 11:20 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A man was arrested early Saturday morning near Hwy. 99 and 5th Avenue after ramming into multiple Eugene Police Department patrol vehicles, police said.

Police said Levi Sturgill, 22, repeatedly backed up a Chevy Tahoe and rammed it forward into police vehicles after he drove away from an officer who tried to initiate a traffic stop.

At about, 1:20 a.m., Eugene Police spotted the hevy Tahoe, that had no license plate and a broken brake light, being driven erratically on Roosevelt Boulevard, police said.

An officer initiated a traffic stop and instead of stopping, the driver reportedly took off at a high rate of speed.

Officers followed from a distance, police said. The Tahoe’s driver crashed the vehicle while turning south onto Hwy. 99 and then continued driving away.

The vehicle slowed down after heading south on Hwy. 99 from Roosevelt, police said. Officers pinned the vehicle near Hwy. 99 and 5th Avenue.

Police said less lethal sponge rounds and tasers were deployed to take Sturgill into custody. Sturgill was treated at a local hospital for a minor finger laceration.

Sturgill's charges include elude by vehicle, first degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and reckless endangering.

Eugene
Partly Cloudy
42° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 42°
Corvallis
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 47°
Roseburg
Mostly Cloudy
37° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 33°
North Bend
Partly Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 65°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events