Driver Ejected From Vehicle After Pursuit
The driver of a vehicle who led police on a Monday morning pursuit from downtown The Dalles down Highway 30 to the Rowena interchange was found about a mile after officers terminated the chase having been ejected several feet from the vehicle which had rolled on its top. The Dalles Police Department indicates Lifeflight was activated and the driver transported to a Portland area hospital. No update on the person’s condition has been released. Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill identified the driver as a woman from The Dalles. The pursuit began just after 10 a.m. Monday when The Dalles Police attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle did not pull over, and led two officers on a pursuit westbound through downtown The Dalles and onto Highway 30 to the Rowena interchange. Officers terminated the pursuit shortly after that point, and one continued westbound at normal speed, and found the vehicle laying on its top and the driver several feet from the vehicle about a mile from where the chase stopped. The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the crash investigation.