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Police: Speeding motorcycle rider crashes in yard of north Portland home

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A 24-year-old motorcycle rider hit speeds of 100 mph, eluded police and then crashed into the yard of a home in the St. John's neighborhood in Portland, police said Friday.

Officers said they first got a complaint about the speeding motorcyclist in the Scappoose area at 7:40 a.m.

About five minutes later, a trooper saw the man driving in excess of 100 mph eastbound on Highway 30. The trooper tried to stop the motorcycle rider, but he failed to yield to the trooper's emergency lights and siren, then continued on eastbound, police said.

Eventually, the motorcyclist exited off Highway 30 at the St. John's Bridge and went into north Portland.

After traveling onto area streets, a sideswiping collision occurred between the patrol car and motorcycle, after which the motorcyclist continued fleeing the trooper, according to police.

At 7:52 a.m., he struck a curb near North Mohawk Avenue and Ivanhoe Street and crashed into a yard.

A state trooper stopped in the yard, and following a brief struggle, took the man into custody. He's described as 24-year-old Iosif Savitskiy, of St. Helens.

Savitskiy is facing the following charges: felony and misdemeanor attempt to elude, reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person, endangering a highway worker, resisting arrest, assaulting a public safety officer and misdemeanor driving while suspended.

 

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