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Man leading police on chase nearly hits construction workers

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Frederick John Dekraker, jail booking photo Frederick John Dekraker, jail booking photo
Chief Larry O'Dea, Assistant Chief Bob Day with the construction workers. (Photo: Portland Police Bureau) Chief Larry O'Dea, Assistant Chief Bob Day with the construction workers. (Photo: Portland Police Bureau)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A man is in custody after police say he led officers on two separate pursuits through downtown Portland.

At about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, two Family Services Division officers say they tried to stop a dark blue 2001 Chevrolet Suburban on Southwest 3rd Avenue near Washington Street for traffic violations, but the driver did not stop. The officers quickly ended the pursuit due to the vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic downtown. 

Three hours later, the same vehicle was seen speeding on Broadway, narrowly missing construction workers and sending construction cones flying.  Assistant Chief Bob Day and Chief Larry O’Dea, who were in a car nearby, tried to stop the vehicle but the driver did not yield. 

Eventually, the driver stopped near a hospital, where he was arrested without incident. 

Frederick John Dekraker, 29, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of attempt to elude by vehicle, reckless driving and recklessly endangering workers. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday. 

None of the construction workers were injured. 

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