The following is a release from the Curry County Sheriff's Office.
Saturday December 7th, 2019 at about 11:08pm, a Sheriff’s Deputy observed a dark colored Subaru traveling north on U.S. Highway 101 near Museum Road south of Harbor, Or. The vehicle was traveling over the speed limit and failed to dim its lights to on-coming traffic.
The Deputy turned around, activated his emergency lights and siren to stop the vehicle and noticed that it accelerated to a high rate of speed. The Deputy notified Dispatch of the start of a pursuit as he tried to catch up to the speeding vehicle and estimated that it was going over a hundred miles per hour into Harbor when he lost sight of it. Another Sheriff’s Deputy observed the vehicle traveling at a very high rate of speed as it passed him near Court Street in Harbor. The fleeing vehicle tried to turn right onto South Bank Chetco Road and lost control hitting a curb and causing the vehicle to roll a few times.
The Brookings Fire Department and Cal Ore Life Flight responded to the scene. Two female passengers, twenty-one year old Fallon Melsha and twenty year old Jordan Alkrie, both of Brookings were transported to Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City for injuries they received during the crash but were later released from the hospital the same evening.
A male passenger, twenty-four year old Christopher Phillips of Brookings complained of pain but left the scene in a taxi. The driver, Jacob Hansen,30, of Brookings was transported to Curry General Hospital and after being medically cleared, was arrested and transported to the Curry County Jail and lodged on the charges of Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude, Reckless Endangering x 3 and DUII. Hansen admitted to the Deputies that the reason he tried to get away was that he had been drinking and that his Oregon driver’s license was suspended.
The Oregon State Police responded to assist in the investigation and all information was sent to the District Attorney for prosecution.