BEND, OR -- Two Redmond men were taken into custody, early Thursday morning, after a police chase at speeds over 100 miles per hour. The incident started at about 2:30 a.m. when a Bend Police officer attempted to stop a car for a traffic violation, but the vehicle sped away. Once a Sheriff's Deputy was in position to assist, they began to pursue the vehicle.
The Deputy reports the car was westbound on Knott Road, heading toward Deschutes River Woods, when it hit 90 mph. They continued into Deschutes River Woods at speeds varying between 25 and 65 mph, eventually traveling down Baker Road then to the end of Riverwoods Drive. The vehicle turned around and went back toward Highway 97, at one point avoiding police spike strips near the Deschutes River Woods store.
They continued on Highway 97 at speeds in excess of 105 mph, to just south of Cottonwood Road. That's when additional Deputies and officers from Sunriver Police successfully used spike strips to stop the car. They arrested the driver, 23-year-old Jesus Alvino and 29-year-old Bryan Jayson Escobedo. DCSO says both had outstanding warrants for their arrest.