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BEND, OR -- Friday the 13th proved a busy night for the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were involved in two sumultaneou pursuits, both with unusual circumstances. The first began near Eagle Crest when a man being questioned for public urination provided a fake name, jumped in a car and took off at speeds from 80 to 100 miles an hour on Highway 126.

 

Deputies called off the chase for safety reasons, but he was found by Black Butte Police about an hour later, northeast of Sisters. After another short pursuit, John Logston, of Bend (right), was arrested near Cloverdale Road after his vehicle ran over spike strips. Investigators say police found meth on Logston, and he had multiple outstanding warrants from Deschutes, Lake and Multnomah counties. They're also looking into whether the car and/or plates were stolen, as they didn't match.  

 

While deputies were searching for Logston, the second incident began when deputies tried to pull over a driver, near 15th and Knott Road, for not wearing his seatbelt. After about a quarter mile, the driver's side front tire came off the vehicle (pictured above). The car eventually stopped and the passenger got out. But the driver, later identified as Jake Daniels, of Redmond, reportedly locked all the doors, began taking his clothes off and was acting erratically. Deputies broke several windows and pulled him out of the car.
 
He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries caused by a broken window. Daniels was then arrested on several charges, including an outstanding warrant for violating probation. 

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