LA GRANDE, Ore. -- A 36-year-old woman who was the passenger in a car that attempted to elude Oregon State Police for more than 40 miles on Interstate 84 between Pendleton and La Grande, Ore., was arrested Saturday on outstanding warrants from Benton County, Wash.
Shawna C. Wilson, 36, was treated at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande for minor injuries.
She was arrested in connection with four counts of being a fugitive from justice based on Benton County warrants for failing to appear for charges of forgery of checks, forgery, robbery in the second degree and driving while under the influence, according to the Oregon State Police.
A state trooper had attempted to stop a 1993 Mazda 626, in which she was a passenger, around 2:40 p.m. Saturday, police said. The car was traveling about 78 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone.
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After the patrol vehicle's emergency lights went on, the Mazda sped up to around 130 mph, the police said.
The driver, Brian P. Hackney, 29, of Plant City, Fla., lost control of the Mazda on a curve, sideswiped a metal guardrail and eventually stopped against the concrete center divider.
Hackney was arrested in connection with felony attempt to elude, driving under the influence, reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person and possession of methamphetamine, police said.