Suspect rams cops at Taco Bell drive-thru, intense chase ensues

Suspect rams cops at Taco Bell drive-thru, intense chase ensues

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by Evan Sernoffsky, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on October 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 9:43 AM

SALEM, Ore. – A suspect was arrested after ramming a cop car at a Taco Bell drive-through and leading officers on an intense chase Saturday morning in Salem, police said.

It all started with a midnight domestic violence call to police.

Bradley Allison, 42, of Dallas, Ore. was reportedly beating up his estranged girlfriend and threatening to kill her, said Chief Thomas Simpson with the Dallas Police Department.

Apparently, Allison had been threatening and taunting the woman for the last 24 hours by driving by her home, revving his engine and shouting threats from his car, Simpson said.

When police show up, they said Allison, who they knew had felony warrants out for his arrest, was driving by the home gunning his engine.

After leaving the home, police spotted Allison in the drive-through of Taco Bell on West Ellendale Avenue. Police and sheriff’s deputies converged on Allison but he hit the gas and smashed into an officer’s police cruiser before speeding away down Highway 22 with cops in pursuit, Simpson said.

Down the road, police set up spike strips, which blew out Allison’s tires, but he kept driving erratically down the highway. Officers said they tried to channel his car off the road before he got to the more populated area of downtown Salem.

Allison was finally stopped when he slammed into the back of the police car he originally hit back at the Dallas Taco Bell drive-through.

Allison was arrested and booked in the Polk County Jail on charges of assault, attempt to elude, criminal mischief, reckless driving, reckless endangering and parole violation. His bail was set at $255,000.

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