Wash. state man leads Ore. cops on high-speed chase down I-5

MEDFORD, Ore. - A 19-year-old Washington state man in a stolen car led Oregon State Police on a high-speed chase Tuesday night along Interstate 5 near Medford before crashing and fleeing on foot.

The incident unfolded at about 9:55 p.m. when Oregon police attempted to pull over a 2004 Acura with Washington state license plates as it headed north on I-5 near Medford, Ore.

The driver of the Acura did not pull over, and instead attempted to elude officers at high speeds.

The Acura then exited the freeway and tried to make a right turn, but the driver lost control and veered across the center median into a curb.

The driver, described as a white male in his late teens wearing a white T-shirt, jumped out of the car and fled on foot.

A young woman who was riding as a passenger in the car also ran from the scene but was arrested by officers following a short foot chase. She was later identified as Justice Christine Campbell, 18, of Kent and booked into the local jail for investigation of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The car was confirmed reported stolen out of Lake Stevens, Wash.

The driver was tentatively identified as a 19-year-old man from Washington state. His name has not been released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call the Oregon State Police's Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4600 or 911.

Officers from Oregon State Police, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Medford Police Department and Phoenix Police Department were involved in the search for the suspect driver.