WEST LINN, Ore. - A driver fled police at 145 mph in a stolen BMW before ditching the car at the end of a road north of a state park early Monday morning, Oregon State Police said.
A city police detective detained a Springfield woman four hours later near where the vehicle was found. Evidence near the car tied the BMW, reported stolen a day earlier from Springfield, to the woman, police said.
Brittany Dawn Chapman, 22, was booked into the Marion County Jail on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, felony attempt to elude police in a vehicle and reckless driving.
A jail intake deputy found a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue in Chapman's purse, adding possession of meth to her charges, police said.
The incident started just before 3 a.m. Monday on Interstate 5 near Woodburn when Oregon State Police Trooper Anthony Pagano tried to stop a northbound 2006 BMW for a speed violation.
Instead of stopping, the BMW took off at speeds exceeding 145 mph, police said. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies joined the chase as the car sped off onto Interstate 205.
Officers lost sight of the car on Highway 42 and terminated the pursuit, police said.
Twenty minutes later, police in West Linn found the car abandoned at the end of Mapleton Drive, north of Mary S. Young State Park.
A sheriff's office dog searched the areas, but officers couldn't find the driver of the stolen car. Police said evidence found near the car indicated Chapman may be the driver.
At 7:20 a.m., West Linn Police Detective Jason Dolan saw Chapman walking about 200 feet from where the car was abandoned. He detained her and took her to West Linn Police Department.
Trooper Pagano responded to West Linn and arrested Chapman after conducting an investigation.
When she was being lodged at the jail, a Marion County intake deputy found a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue in her purse, state police said.