A Canby woman was arrested near Sunriver in Deschutes County early Friday morning after reportedly driving the wrong way on Highway 97, then leading police on a brief pursuit.
Angel Grose, 43, faces charges of DUII, felony attempt to elude, resisting arrest, first-degree criminal mischief, aggravated harassment and reckless driving.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 4:38 a.m. Friday of a pickup truck driving north in the southbound lanes of travel on Highway 97.
As deputies were entering the area, a Sunriver police officer sighted the vehicle, a 2015 Toyota Tacoma, driving in the correct near the intersection of 97 and Cottonwood Road. The Sunriver officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver failed to yield, continuing south on Hwy 97.
Deschutes County deputies joined the chase as the driver — later identified as Grose — pulled a U-turn and headed back north, toward Sunriver. The pursuit continued for several more miles until Grose stopped and again attempted a U-turn — this time by driving back into oncoming traffic.
According to the sheriff’s office, a deputy used his patrol vehicle to stop Grose by placing his bumper against the bumper of the truck. Because the truck was driving at a slow speed after completing the U-turn, the maneuver caused minimal damage to the patrol vehicle, and no one was injured.
Grose refused to comply with officers’ orders, even after the Sunriver Police Department attempted to subdue her with the use of a Taser. Grose was taken to the ground and continued resisting assist, police allege.
A deputy and Sunriver police officer sustained minor injuries while taking Grose into custody.
The Bend Police Department responded to the scene. While they were conducting the investigation, their patrol car was struck from behind by another vehicle, according to Deschutes County deputies.
Grose was transported to St. Charles Hospital in Bend for evaluation. She was ultimately cited and released at the hospital.
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