Speeding, pursued Bend motorcyclist crashes
Bend man hospitalized; another crash blocks Hwy. 97
A 34-year-old Bend motorcyclist who refused to pull over and tried to elude a Deschutes County sheriff’s deputy crashed his motorcycle Thursday afternoon, was taken to the hospital for treatment and faces several charges, deputies said.
Around 4:50 p.m., a deputy tried to make a traffic stop on a 2005 Beta motorcycle heading north on Highway 97 south of Third Street for reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person, speeding and failing to drive in a lane, said Sgt. Don Manning.
The motorcyclist, Dylan Hood Paris, 34, fled north on Third Street, then east on Murphy Road, Manning said.
The deputy pursued the motorcyclist east on Murphy Road, with his overhead lights and siren going, Manning said, but slowed down as the motorcycle approached a series of corners, the sergeant said.
As the deputy approached the corners, he saw the motorcycle had crashed on the south side of Country Club Drive, about 15 feet south of Murphy Road, Manning said.
Bend police assisted in the investigation, and Bend fire medics took Paris to St. Charles-Bend, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and admitted. A nursing supervisor said he was in fair condition Thursday night.
Paris was arrested by citation at the hospital and released on a felony charge of attempting to elude a police officer and misdemeanor charges of DUII, reckless driving and reckless endangering, Manning said.
It was the first of two late Thursday crashes in what has been a dangerous week on area roads.
Traffic backed up on the north end of Bend after a rollover crash shut down part of Highway 97 just after 6 p.m., not fully cleared for nearly an hour.
Police said a black Honda Prelude hit a smaller green Honda, sending it over the median and flipping it over into oncoming traffic. The driver had only minor injuries and did not need to go to the hospital. Officers said the other driver was cited for a dangerous lane change.
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