Lincoln City Police arrest 30-year-old Glenn L. Thompson of Salem, Oregon after he led them on a high speed vehicle pursuit. On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at about 10:45 PM, an LCPD Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black BMW on Hwy 101 near the clover-leaf of Hwy 18 for an observed traffic violation.
The suspect vehicle failed to stop for the officer and sped away, which led to a pursuit. A Lincoln County Sheriff Deputy, who was in the area, began assisting in the pursuit. The fleeing vehicle turned onto North Bank Road and eventually made its way back to HWY 18 at the Rose Lodge Store.
It then turned westbound on Hwy 18 heading towards Lincoln City. While on Hwy 18 the driver of the BMW drove into the on-coming lane of traffic causing other vehicles to take evasive action and at times was driving over 100 miles per hour. Additional Lincoln City Police Officers and an Oregon State Police Trooper responded to assist, with one Lincoln City officer stopping in the area of HWY 101 near the Neotsu Post Office to set up for Stop Stick deployment.
As the suspect vehicle traveled through that area the officer was able to successfully deploy the Stop Stick tire deflation system, resulting in three of the four tires on the suspect vehicle hitting the sticks. After hitting the Stop Sticks, the pursuit continued into Lincoln City as the tires on the suspect vehicle where deflating. With three flat tires on the suspect vehicle the driver finely stopped his vehicle on Highway 101 directly in front of TLC Credit Union, ending the pursuit.
A felony traffic stop was conducted and the driver, and only occupant of the vehicle, was taken into custody. The driver, identified as 30-year-old Glenn L. Thompson, was initially transported to the Lincoln City Police Department and later transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged on charges of Felony Elude, Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangering.
Thompson was also subsequently cited for Driving While Suspended-Violation. The vehicle was towed from the location. The Lincoln City Police would like to thank the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police for their assistance with this incident and we are thankful there were no injuries or other property damage sustained as a result of the pursuit.