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Traffic violation turns into police pursuit in Lebanon

Lebanon Police say just after 10:30 a.m. Friday a minor traffic violation turned into a police pursuit.

Posted: Jan 4, 2020 12:19 AM
Updated: Jan 6, 2020 11:55 AM

LEBANON, Ore. -- Lebanon Police say just after 10:30 a.m. Friday, police tried to stop a 1998 Toyota Camry for a minor traffic violation on Vaughan Lane. Police say the driver didn't yield and attempted to elude police, reaching speeds of 77 mph.

Police say the pursuit ended on 36697 Edgemont Drive where the driver, 33-year-old Eric Storkson, drove to the back of the property and then ran into the woods.

Police say with help from the Linn County Sheriff's Office, The Oregon State Police and Albany Fire Department, Storkson was taken into custody after he was captured by the K9 unit. Lebanon Police say stolen property was recovered from the car which was reported to police Friday morning. 

Storkson was arrested for attempt to elude in a vehicle and unlawful possession of methamphetamine and more. 

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