BEND, OR -- A Bend man was arrested Wednesday night, after allegedly trying to avoid a traffic ticket. According to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy tried to stop a car after it ran a stop sign in northeast Bend, but the driver sped off.
The pursuit was discontinued when the vehicle entered the St. Charles hospital parking lot. About a minute later, the deputy spotted the car abandoned in the lot and witnesses reported seeing a man and woman running away.
Bend Police caught up with the two suspects north of Ensworth Elementary. Police arrested 20-year old Kenneth Eyle; the female passenger was questioned and released.