Reckless Driver Arrested After Chase Saturday – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Police arrested a Grants Pass man on Saturday after a 15-mile chase. [JCSO photo]

A Grants Pass man was arrested on Saturday after leading police on a 15-mile chase.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report of a reckless driver nearly hitting several pedestrians in the Downing Road area of ​​Central Point on Saturday morning, and witnesses said the driver pointed at something thing on them, possibly a gun, according to a social media post. by the sheriff’s office.

A JCSO deputy spotted the suspect, identified as Hector Jaime Vieyra, 38, of Grants Pass, traveling south on Table Rock Road. The chase covered approximately 15 miles along Table Rock Road, Highway 234, Highway 62 and on Linn Road in Eagle Point, where a deputy was able to force the vehicle to a stop. Vieyra was taken into custody without incident, police said.

During the chase, Vieyra was seen throwing objects out of the vehicle near the Touvelle tavern, police said. Police recovered a package containing more than two grams of methamphetamine, police said.

Vieyra was incarcerated in Jackson County Jail on charges of reckless driving, reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence, possession of methamphetamine and alcohol consumption.

Oregon State Police and Central Point Police were involved in the incident.