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State police arrest driver after 40-mile I-5 chase, crash

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Oregon State Police arrested one man following a crash and a high-speed chase that lasted dozens of miles.

It started around 4:20 Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 5 near Woodburn when a caller reported a driving complaint about a BMW with Washington license.

An OSP trooper later spotted the car in the Salem area and tried to pull the driver over near milepost 250.

Troopers said the driver failed to pull over and he took off at speeds of more than 100 mph while passing other cars on both shoulders.

State troopers called in backup from both the Lane and Linn County Sheriff's offices.

They were able to keep the BMW in view during the chase, but the driver did manage to miss some spike strips.

Troopers said the driver took exit 209, 14 miles north of Eugene at around 5:05 p.m.

The BMW's driver didn't stop for a stop sign at the top of the off-ramp and hit another car head on, troopers said.

The crash did not hurt the driver of the other car, and troopers aren't releasing his name.

State troopers arrested the man accused of driving the BMW, Kameron Payne, 32, of McCleary, WA.

Troopers said Payne had a 3-year-old boy with him, who is thought to be Payne's son.

The Department of Human Services took protective custody of the child.

Payne is now facing charges for felony attempt to elude in a vehicle, reckless driving and reckless endangering.

State troopers did not speculate on a possible motive for the high-speed chase.

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