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Officers: Suspect trips, caught after second police chase in two days

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Austin Wilfong, jail booking photo Austin Wilfong, jail booking photo
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A day after leading officers on a chase, a 19-year-old man did it again, only the second time he tripped and fell as he tried to run away from his car and was arrested, according to police.

Officers said a short pursuit that began in north Portland at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday ended at Pier Park.

According to police, the suspect, identified as 19-year-old Austin Wilfong, was involved in a low-speed chase, when he stopped and ran away from his car into the park.

Police said he tripped as he ran, which allowed officers to get close to him and take him into custody.

He was booked in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of attempt to elude by vehicle, attempt to elude by foot, interfering with a peace officer, reckless driving and criminal mischief.

Investigators said a day earlier officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a home on the 7100 block of North Hodge Avenue.

Wilfong led officers on a chase from the scene, police said, but due to his known identity and reckless driving, that pursuit was stopped.

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