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Police: K-9 bites wanted man hiding in bushes after 100 mph chase in Lebanon

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A man with multiple arrest warrants and a suspended license led officers on a 100 mph chase in Lebanon that ended when a K-9 found him hiding in bushes, according to police.

An officer stopped a 2001 Dodge Ram for a traffic violation at 1:31 a.m. near the 2400 block of South Santiam Highway.

The driver gave a false name, according to police, but was recognized by an officer due to numerous prior contacts as 51-year-old Randy Edward Drake.

Investigators said Drake had a statewide felony warrant for violating his parole and a warrant for his arrest out of the Lebanon Municipal Court. His license was also suspended at a criminal level, according to police.

Drake sped away from the scene of the traffic stop, police said, and drove south on Santiam Highway before taking back roads around Mountain Home Drive and Northern Drive.

Speeds exceeded 100 mph and spike strips were used on the truck. Police said Drake continued driving, going off-road and through two fences.

His truck was eventually located abandoned in a creek bed.

Officers said Drake was found hiding in nearby bushes, but he refused to come out or show his hands. A Linn County Sheriff's Office K-9 was deployed and was "on bite" until officers could take Drake into custody.

Drake was taken to the hospital before being booked into the Linn County Jail on his warrants. Additional charges are pending.

A passenger in the truck was interviewed and released at the scene, however the Linn County District Attorney's Office will review the case for possible charges against the passenger.

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