Man taken into custody after causing crash, traffic delays on Hwy 217 in Tigard

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – A man was taken into custody Saturday late afternoon after causing a crash on Highway 217 and attempting run away on foot, according to Beaverton police.

The police department says the incident started when officers were called to the Grocery Outlet store near SW Hall Boulevard and SW Scholls Ferry Road.

Before officers could arrive on scene, they say the man took off in his car and got onto Highway 217, where law enforcement says he caused a crash and then took off running, causing traffic backups and delays.

Police were able to take the man into custody nearby but did not say what charges he could face.

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