PORTLAND -- A man who crashed his Jeep into a patrol car and tried to flee was arrested after he flipped his jeep in a nearby cemetery, police said.
Officers were investigating a disturbance in the 4700 block of NE 99th Avenue just before 1 a.m. Saturday, according to Lt. Robert King of the Portland Police Bureau. A man that was not involved in the disturbance was backing his Jeep out of a nearby driveway when he hit a patrol car parked on the street.
The car was occupied by an officer and a prisoner, but neither was hurt.
The driver of the Jeep, later identified as 43-year-old Richard Beeler, sped away north on 99th Avenue causing other officers to dive out of the way to avoid being hit.
Beeler attempted to drive through Columbia Cemetery to get away, but he hit a berm and the Jeep went airborne and rolled over, landing on the passenger side.
"Beeler became resistive with officers as he was being taken into custody and he was Tased," King said. He and a passenger, 31-year-old Ruth Ott, had felony warrants for drug manufacturing.
Beeler was taken to an area hospital and treated for minor injuries. He was then booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on a long list of charges, including felony hit-and-run, DUII, resisting arrest and abuse of a memorial to the dead.
Ott was jailed on the outstanding felony warrant.
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