- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a man who led Springfield police on a chase at speeds of up to 100 mph called 911 from the driver’s seat to report that he had a baby in the vehicle.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/2feBOJp ) police Sgt. Rich Charboneau says the suspect, identified as Erick Michael Lucero, didn’t comply when the dispatcher told him to pull over Tuesday. Lucero led police near Jasper before crashing through a locked gate.

Charboneau says there was no baby found in Lucero’s car, but there was a female passenger.

Police say Lucero struggled with officers before his arrest.

The chase allegedly began when an officer tried to pull over Lucero for speeding and failing to use a turn signal.

He’s been jailed on 18 charges, including drug possession and improper use of 911.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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