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Man facing charges for police chase, crash into patrol car

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FAIRVIEW, OR (KPTV) -

A Milwaukie man is facing a list of charges for a police chase that ended with a car slamming into a patrol vehicle.

The chase started at about 12:09 a.m. Monday, when a Fairview police officer tried to pull over a car for a traffic violation in the area of NE 223rd and NE Townsend Way, according to Sgt. Gary Kirby with the Fairview Police Department.

Instead of stopping, the driver continued north on NE 223rd, according to police, reaching speeds in excess of 70 mph.

Police say when the driver reached a dead end on Marine Drive, he turned his car toward the Fairview police officer.

The officer fired his gun at the car to avoid being hit, Kirby said.

None of the bullets struck the vehicle. The officer was not injured.

The driver then headed south on NE 223rd, turning left on NE Sandy Boulevard when he lost control and slammed into a Multnomah County patrol car. A deputy was taken to the hospital with a shoulder injury.

The driver was identified as Richard Rummery, 30, of Milwaukie.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in court Tuesday afternoon. He is charged with assault, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, failure to perform the duties of a driver and attempting to elude on foot.

A woman in his car suffered serious injuries in the crash.

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