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Sheriff: Suspect hiding in field caught by K-9 after chase, crash in Wilsonville

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Photo of Beaverton Police Department K-9 Toa in front of a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office car after a suspect was caught in Wilsonville. On right, jail booking photo of Nicholas Swisher. Photo of Beaverton Police Department K-9 Toa in front of a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office car after a suspect was caught in Wilsonville. On right, jail booking photo of Nicholas Swisher.
WILSONVILLE, OR (KPTV) -

A man hiding in a field was caught by a K-9 after the suspect led deputies on a chase and crashed his car in Wilsonville, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy spotted a slow-moving car without headlights on at 4:50 a.m. Friday in a neighborhood at Southwest Meadow Parkway near Wilsonville Road.

Deputies attempted to stop the driver, but he took off.

The driver eventually crashed on Southwest Boeckman Road near 95th Avenue at a closed construction site.

The driver then ran away into a large overgrown field, according to deputies.

Beaverton Police Department K-9 Toa tracked the suspect for around an hour and found him hiding in the field about a half-mile from the crashed car.

 “A deputy, the police canine and his handler returned wet and muddy but they had the suspect in custody without any injuries,” according to a sheriff’s office statement.

Nicholas James Swisher, 31, was arrested on multiple charges including reckless driving, eluding a police officer, hit-and-run of property, driving under the influence of intoxicants, possession of meth and parole violation.

The Tualatin Police Department also assisted in this case.

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