Police-LightsSALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Police and Salem Police arrested a wanted 21-year-old man after he fled a traffic stop Wednesday morning.

OSP says around 2:36 a.m. it received a call about a driving complaint on Interstate 5. A trooper stopped the car around 2:50 a.m. on the off-ramp to Market Street.

The car’s passenger was not wearing a seat belt, provided a false name to the trooper, and then fled on foot. The passenger was identifies as Kristopher Allen Rice, 21, of Salem. Rice was wanted in Marion County on felony warrants.

Additional law enforcement officers arrived on scene to help search for Rice. Around 6:15 a.m. SPD SWAT found Rice in a transient tent surrounded by brush and arrested him. Police found a small amount of methamphetamine on him.

Rice was transported to Marion County Jail and lodged on the felony warrants for dangerous drugs and unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and local charges of unlawful Possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and furnishing false information to a police officer.

The driver was not arrested.