Stanfield Woman Leads OSP on High-Speed Chase


Opal Theresa Long
Opal Theresa Long
A 64-year-old Stanfield woman was arrested and jailed Monday after leading an Oregon State Police sergeant on a high-speed chase that ended in Milton-Freewater.

The OSP received a report just before noon on Monday of a motorist driving recklessly on Highway 11. The driver was reportedly reaching speeds near 100 mph and passing other vehicles in no-passing zones.

A few minutes after getting the report, the OSP sergeant saw the vehicle and clocked it traveling 89 mph in a 55 mph zone and attempted a traffic stop. The woman, however, failed to pull over and continued toward Milton-Freewater before stopping at the intersection of S.W. Seventh Avenue and S. Main Street.

The driver, Opal Theresa Long, was arrested with the help of Milton-Freewater police and lodged in the Umatilla County Jail. She was charged with felony attempt to elude in a vehicle, reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person.

Details on why she initially failed to pull over were not provided by the OSP.

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