Police persistence is a talent to behold…
On Wednesday, February 10th, Lincoln City Police Officers observed a motorcyclist traveling at a high rate of speed and running stop signs on NW 36th St, a residential neighborhood.
Officers attempted a traffic stop on the motorcyclist, but the motorcyclist sped away on N Hwy 101, quickly accelerating to over 70MPH. LCPD Officers discontinued the pursuit due to public safety concerns. Shortly after, Officers found the same motorcyclist stopped on NE 18th Pl and another traffic stop was attempted. Again, the motorcyclist sped off and the pursuit was not continued. A few minutes later, Officers located the suspect stopped in the Surftides Hotel parking lot and another traffic stop was attempted. The suspect attempted to evade police again, but found himself driving down a dead end parking lot nearby.
The motorcyclist turned around, and while attempting to flee again, drove into an LCPD patrol vehicle causing minor damage before running into another parked vehicle in the same parking lot. The impact with the parked vehicle disabled the motorcycle and caused significant damage to the parked vehicle. The suspect driver abandoned his motorcycle and began running away on foot, but only made it a short distance before a TASER was deployed and the suspect was taken into custody. There were no reported injuries during this incident.
The suspect was eventually identified as 39-year-old Jeremy Lee Boone, of Chico, CA. During the incident investigation officers observed symptoms of Boone being under the influence of intoxicants. He was transported to the Lincoln City Police Department where tests showed his blood alcohol content to be over two times the legal limit for operating a vehicle.
Boone was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged on charges of three counts of Eluding Police by Vehicle, Elude Police on Foot, Felony DUII, Reckless Driving, two counts of Hit & Run, Interfering with Police, and two counts of Criminal Mischief II. His bail was set at $305,000.