BROOKINGS, Ore. – A Curry County man is behind bars, after trying to escape police. On Sunday, Oregon State Troopers attempted to pull over 31-year-old Brett Carpenter for speeding, south of Brookings.
Authorities said Carpenter then took off at speeds up to 80 miles per hour. Before finally losing control while driving on Winchuck River Road, about ten miles east of Highway 101 and tumbling down an embankment.
Carpenter was not injured, he was then taken into custody. He is now lodged in the Curry County Jail.