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McMinnville DUII Pursuit ends in Police Department Parking Lot (Photo) - 05/04/15
On 05/04/15 at approximately 4:25 pm, a white Datsun 2-door car was reported to be on Loop Road in McMinnville occupied by an older male that was possibly intoxicated. Officers arrived in the area and located the vehicle traveling westbound on Hwy 18 near Norton Lane. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver initially yielded on S Hwy 99W near SE Booth Bend Road. After obtaining the driver's identification and vehicle information, the driver fled the scene in his vehicle.

The ensuing pursuit ended a few minutes later, when the driver yielded in the parking lot of the McMinnville Police Department. The driver failed to obey the commands of arresting officers and was tased as a result. The driver later stated that he was non-compliant because he wanted the police to shoot him.

The driver was identified as Joe K. Hill Jr (66 years old) of Carlton, Oregon. He was medically cleared and transported to YCCF, where he was lodged pending arraignment in Yamhill County Circuit Court on the following charges:

DUII (SRA $5000.00),
Reckless Driving (SRA $5000.00) and
Attempt to Elude (Felony) (SRA $5000.00)
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