PRINEVILLE, OR -- A 28-year-old man faces a list of charges, following a Wednesday night police chase through Prineville. Michael Shrauger is accused of Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon and a Parole Violation, among others.
Police say officers tried to pull Shrauger over on Main Street, at about 10:30 p.m., when they discovered his license plates didn’t match the vehicle. He was driving a 2000 Saturn, but the displayed plates belonged to a 1993 Mercury Topaz.
Shrauger allegedly failed to stop and led police on a chase through the Northridge neighborhood, then south towards Prineville. He ran over police spike strips near Peters Road and Main, deflating both driver side tires. The suspect continued through town to Lynn Blvd, then to Combs Flat and on to Lincoln Road. He eventually drove through a fence and was arrested when he allegedly tried to leave the Lincoln Road crash scene.
Two others in his car were also taken into custody (below). Police arrested 21-year-old Benhamin Ehmer for a Parole Violation and 64-year-old Gloria Peters for meth possession.