On April 9, 2020 at approximately 4:45 PM, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office
responded to a driving complaint of a blue motorcycle on US 101 / Ellen Avenue heading southbound at a high rate of speed, “popping wheelies”, and nearly causing an accident. Deputies in the area observed a motorcycle matching the description southbound on Main Street / 1st Street traveling at a high rate of speed.
Deputies attempted to catch up to the vehicle and activated their emergency lights and siren at Tillamook River Road / Fraser Road to effect a traffic enforcement stop on Fraser Rd where the motorcycle had turned after the deputies had safely caught up to the speeding motorcycle.
The motorcycle failed to yield and deputies pursued the vehicle down Fraser Rd, onto HWY 131 reaching speeds in excess of 100 MPH, and back into Tillamook. Upon reaching the City limits, the vehicle slowed and made several turns on residential streets attempting to lose pursuing deputies. Deputies were able to keep it in sight and observed it pull into 1204 9th St in Tillamook where the rider resided. Deputies made contact at that location and took the rider into custody.
The rider, identified as 31-year old Andrew P. O'brien reportedly admitted fleeing due to not
wanting his motorcycle towed for driving on a suspended license. The motorcycle was towed and he was arrested a lodged at the Tillamook County Jail for Eluding, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, and driving on a suspended license. Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Tillamook Police Department, the Oregon State Police, and Tillamook 911
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