75-year-old man accused of leading trooper on chase - KPTV - FOX 12

75-year-old man accused of leading trooper on chase

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WHEELER COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A 75-year-old Mitchell man has been arrested after police say he tried to elude an Oregon State Patrol trooper east of Prineville along Highway 26 Sunday afternoon.

Troopers said they tried to pull Kenneth Cook over after he failed to maintain a lane of travel.

Investigators said Cook refused to pull over and eluded police for nearly 40 miles.

Officers eventually caught up with Cook near his home and arrested for him felony attempt to elude in a vehicle along with other charges.

A misdemeanor hit-and-run charge is pending in Wheeler County.

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