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Early morning pursuit, crash end in DUI arrest


February 20, 2019


Police arrested a 48-year-old man early Tuesday, Feb. 12, following a brief pursuit.

At approximately 4:31 a.m., a Sweet Home police officer observed a vehicle traveling without the use of headlights in the 1000 block of Main Street, said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 228.

When the officer activated the emergency lights on the patrol vehicle, the vehicle, a blue BMW accelerated and turned south onto Highway 228, Lynn said. The vehicle then lost control and left the roadway damaging landscaping and...

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