Early morning high-speed chase ends in arrest, possible drug ingestion, hospitalization

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: April 21, 2016, 7:54 a.m.


At approximately 4:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies attempted to stop a 1997 Honda Accord on SE McLoughlin Blvd. near SE Concord Rd. in unincorporated Clackamas County.

The Honda had switched plates belonging to a 1992 Toyota Camry

A high-speed chase ensued. It lasted approximately 12 minutes, with speeds reaching approximately 75 miles per hour.

The suspect driver finally stopped of his own accord.

The suspect driver -- identified as James R. Williams, 35, of Oregon City -- was taken into custody.

Shortly after detaining Mr. Williams, he began sweating profusely and then began to convulse.

Medics responded code 3 and transported Mr. Williams to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. At this writing (April 21, 2016 7:54 a.m. ) he is in the ICU.

It is believed Mr. Williams may have ingested drugs before his arrest.

James Williams faces charges including Possession of a Controlled Substance -- Methamphetamine, Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude a Police Officer, and a felony warrant for a Parole Violation.


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office