Reed D. Ezzell

Reed Ezzell, booking photo (Courtesy: Multnomah County Jail)

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A 22-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning for driving in excess of 118 miles per hour on Interstate 84, according to Portland police.

At around 7:10 a.m., police said an officer in an unmarked police car was traveling westbound in the center lane on I-84 at Northeast 162 Avenue when an orange Scion came up close to another vehicle in the fast lane.

Police said the officer observed the Scion make a double lane change to the right lane, pass him, and then make another double lane change back to the fast lane. The driver of the Scion then accelerated quickly.

The officer tried to catch up to the vehicle. According to police, the officer's speedometer reached 118 mph when he saw the Scion still pulling away and knew the driver was exceeding 118 mph.

The officer turned on the emergency lights and siren to pull the Scion over.

Police said the driver of the Scion, identified as Reed D. Ezzell, from Troutdale, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of reckless driving.

This year, the traffic division has issued 1,211 citations where speed exceeded 31 mph over the posted speed limit, according to police.

Also, police said there have been 4,506 citations issued this year where speed exceeded 21-30 mph over the posted speed limit.

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(6) comments

Charlatan

How did the cop driving at that speed make anyone any safer? Seems hypocritical.

Pantherophis

No doubt about it Portland area ranked at the top of the worst driver city's for a reason. There is not an potlander in the city that doesn't think he/she can drive as they please thanks to a lawless city that drugs rule and honest people hide. Then again if you want to exceed 100 MPH Sunday morning at 7:30 on I 84 would be a good time to do it the drugged out pogtlander is usually passed out or ODed. Scion

catfishink

Six months of riots and looting, and NOW, the national guard is activated? Funny how that became unacceptable once the election was over.

Erik Erlow Eeckhart

Scrap his car and force him to use TriMet

Native Born

Better yet let him run everywhere he wants to go! Just Thursday night when we were doing 58mph on Springbrook road we had a dual wheel box truck pass us doing at least 70mph on a narrow 2 lane county road in the dark! A 1/ 2 mile later the truck turned right as we continued straight along North Valley road.If the truck had just waited about a minute or so he would not have needed to pass us at all.

Lawlessness Brings Destruction

Sounds like the driver of that truck is driving it like he stole it, maybe headed to a home burglary to load up and get out quickly.

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