BAKER CITY, Ore. — A man was arrested Wednesday morning for driving a reportedly stolen $61,000 Chevrolet Camaro. Both the Oregon State Police and Union County Sheriff’s Office said the car was stolen earlier that day from a Baker City auto dealership. The vehicle’s OnStar system was of great assistance, disabling the car’s engine and preventing the driver from taking off from the police at high speeds.
According to Baker City Police Department, early Wednesday morning Baker City police responded to a reported burglary and vehicle theft at Baker Garage auto dealership. Responding officers noted forced entry was made into the building, allowing access into the showroom where a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro was stolen.
OnStar was able to provide tracking information allowing for OSP Trooper Grant Jackson and two Union County Sheriff’s Office deputies to spot the stolen vehicle. After the engine was then reduced, and not able to exceed 30mph, the driver, 46-year old James Reedy, pulled over and was taken into custody.
While in custody at the scene, Reedy had a medical problem and was taken by ambulance to Grand Ronde Hospital in La Grande. He was examined and later released back to OSP.
Reedy currently remains in the Union County Jail and is facing charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, DUIIU, felony attempt to elude in a vehicle, and misdemeanor driving while suspended.