Later in the morning officers reported fleeing suspect Tyler Scott was located in Toledo and was promptly arrested by Toledo Police. Scott was transported to the Lincoln County Jail on charges of drunk driving, reckless driving and eluding police. His bail was set at $115,000.
His vehicle was found crashed after failing to make it around a curve around milepost 17. Sheriff’s reports say that his vehicle was towed and will undergo a forfeiture proceeding.
Early Saturday morning
Police are pursuing a speeding white Cadillac eastbound Highway 20 near Toledo with a young male driver behind the wheel, running from them.
Dark shirt, red baseball cap. Originally caught Newport Police officer’s eye for no license plate light. The young man looked nervous and took off. Another officer said he saw the man during an earlier bar check and was extremely intoxicated. The car is a high performance Cadillac GTS, white four door, Oregon license plate 944-EXB, registered to a Eugene address.
Roared past Toledo heading east.
100 mph past Pioneer Trail Loop
Benton County Sheriff’s deputies are headed west on 20 to intercept.
Passing milepost 17, still headed east.
Milepost 20, Cadillac pulled away, now out of sight, deputy trying to catch up.
Deputies say they’re passing Eddyville. Still no sight of him.
Milepost 26, still no sight of him.
Climbing Cline Hill. Still no sight of him.
Trailing units checking sideroads around Eddyville.
Lead pursuing vehicle approaching Benton County line. Still no sight of him.
Benton County Sheriff’s deputies say they haven’t seen him which means he turned off somewhere. Checking side roads.