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News Release
Vehicle Pursuit on Interstate 5 - 05/10/19

At approximately 11:22 hours on Friday, May 10th, 2019 the Roseburg Police Department responded to the report of a Bigfoot Beverage vehicle being stolen from the Mercy Hospital parking lot.  Officers scoured the area but did not locate the vehicle.  At approximately 11:44 hours the vehicle was located by a Sutherlin Police Department Officer driving northbound on Interstate 5 near milepst 138.  The Sutherlin Police Department attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to yield.  The suspect then took and exit and got back onto Interstate 5 now travelling southbound.

Officers set up at milepost 131 with spike strips, but the suspect stopped prior to the strips and he was arrested without further incident.  The suspect, 31 year old Steve Doner of California, was lodged at Douglas County Corrections for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle.  The vehicle was returned to Big Foot Beverages.

The Oregon State Police and Douglas County Sheriff's Office assisted with the incident.



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