LA PINE, OR -- A Tigard man is in the Deschutes County Jail for allegedly eluding several state troopers multiple times throughout the state, Wednesday. According to Oregon State Police, the first trooper attempted to stop 27-year-old Tyler Harp on Highway 31 in Lake County, but he and a passenger took off on his motorcycle, speeding at 120 then 149 miles per hour.
Two other officers tried to stop Harp, but were unsuccessful. Harp was finally stopped along Highway 97 near La Pine. He initially pulled off to the shoulder but then accelerated back onto the highway and hit an SUV.
Harp and his passenger received non-life threatening injuries in the crash. He faces a number of charges in Deschutes County; additional charges are pending in Lake and Klamath counties as well.