Springfield police arrest man with felony warrant after high speed pursuit
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Police in Springfield arrested a man after a pursuit overnight in Lane County Tuesday.
Around 1:30 a.m. on September 25, a Springfield police officer attempted to catch up to a speeding vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 126 near Mohawk Blvd.
The driver, later identified as 36-year-old Clifton Dale Selby, accelerated in an effort to elude the officer, police said.
"Selby drove at high speeds and took Interstate 5 North to Beltline westbound," Springfield Police reported.
He exited Beltline at Barger Dr. and fled westbound to Greenhill Rd. where he continued southbound through west Eugene and towards Crow.
Selby then led police units out to the Wolf Creek and Siuslaw Rd. areas.
The chase ended after Selby lost control of his Audi sedan and became high-centered on a berm on the shoulder of a Bureau of Land Management road.
He and his passenger were taken into custody," police said, however, the passenger was later released without charges after receiving a courtesy ride back into the city.
Selby had an outstanding felony warrant and said he ran because he was worried he would be going back to prison if caught.
Selby was also charged with Attempt to Elude a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.