Toledo Police say that an older model SUV bumped a young pedestrian on the side of a road in Siletz Thursday evening, then failed to stop to asertain any injuries or render aid. The white SUV headed south on Highway 229. It was soon spotted by a Toledo Police officer near the intersection of 229 and Highway 20. When the officer tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver took off westbound on Highway 20 at high speed.
The Toledo officer radioed ahead to Newport that he was in pursuit at speeds of up to 90 miles an hour and that they would likely be entering Newport very soon. Newport officers put out road spikes in two locations but the SUV driver managed to dodge both of them. The chase wound around town and ended on NW 15th near Nye when the SUV hit a utility pole. Police officers say both occupants of the SUV jumped out and ran off into the darkness.
A short while later, Kyle Wallace, who was believed to be the driver, was captured. He was transported to PCH suffering pain from the impact of hitting the pole. The other person in the vehicle, identified as a 17 year old with a May birthday coming up, is not wanted by police. They say after a search of the vehicle, and a more detailed accounting of what happened, they say it doesn’t appear that the passenger committed any crime and therefore is not wanted by police.