SISTERS, OR -- A Bend man faces numerous charges after a Monday morning pursuit near Sisters. Just before 9:30 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls about a vehicle speeding and driving recklessly nearly causing multiple crashes on Highway 20. The vehicle was reported to be westbound on Highway 20 toward the city of Sisters. A DCSO Deputy spotted the vehicle speeding on Highway 20 near Indian Ford Rd., but lost sight of the vehicle near milepost 91.
The Sheriff’s Office continued getting reports about the vehicle as it continued west past the Hoodoo Ski area. The deputy and a Black Butte Police Officer continued looking for the vehicle and spotted it eastbound on 20 near the Highway 20/126 junction. The deputy attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop leading the deputy on a short pursuit before the chase was discontinued. The vehicle continued eastbound toward Sisters. Attempts were made to use Stop Sticks on the vehicle before it reached Sisters, without success.
The vehicle was seen turning into the Sisters McDonalds parking lot. Deputies performed a high risk traffic stop and contacted the driver, later identified as 22-year-old Blake Goodrich, and took him into custody without incident.
Deputies say Goodrich stole the vehicle from Bend and the victim was unaware her car was stolen.
Goodrich was transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Jail for: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving (2 counts) and Reckless Endangering (2 counts). Additional charges are likely.
Anyone who observed Goodrich’s driving or had to avoid a crash due his driving is asked to contact DCSO 541-693-6911 reference case number 22-39893.
The Sheriff’s Office thanks Oregon State Police and Black Butte Ranch Police Department for their assistance on this incident.