MEDFORD, Ore. — A car chase resulted in an arrest early Wednesday morning. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a hit and run that had occurred at 7:50 a.m. on Highway 140 near East Antelope Road. A gold, 1989 Honda Prelude hit a Garner Tree Service Truck and then took off. A Sheriff’s deputy nearby was able to catch up with the suspect vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspect vehicle ignored the attempt and continued to drive on Highway 140 towards Highway 62 in White City.
Several on-duty Sheriff’s deputies followed the Honda through White City into Medford. The Sheriff’s office is reporting that speeds were moderate. At Willamette Avenue and East Main Street in Medford, a Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy was able to perform what they call a “PIT” maneuver. That maneuver apparently ended the chase and deputies arrested Philip D. Sipress, 22, of Medford.
Sipress was driving with a suspended license. He is currently lodged at the Jackson County Jail and is charged with Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving, and Hit and Run-Property Damage.