Kidnapping Suspect Arrested After High-Speed Chase on Interstate 84

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A man wanted for kidnapping was arrested Friday after leading law enforcement officers on a vehicle chase on Interstate 84.

Around 9 a.m. on Friday, Oregon State Police troopers identified a vehicle of interest on I-84 near milepost 250. The suspect, Daniel Etherington, 46, of Clinton, Utah, was wanted for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault from Salt Lake City area.

Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle near milepost 250 westbound but Etherington failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. According to the OSP, the suspect attempted to avoid having his tires spiked near milepost 218, turned around and began traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes, striking an OSP patrol vehicle. Etherington then exited I-84 into open fields.

With the assistance of Umatilla Tribal Police Department and Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office deputies, the suspect was contained in the open fields before crashing into a ditch. Etherington was taken into custody without further incident.

Etherington was transported to a local hospital and was treated and released before being lodged at Umatilla County Jail on his felony kidnapping and assault warrants from Salt Lake City Police Department. He was also lodged on local charges of felony elude, reckless driving, reckless endangering, criminal mischief and hit and run.

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