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At around 6:12 p.m. on March 22, a Eugene Police officer spotted a stolen Chevy Silverado in the Lowes Parking lot, 3595 W. 11th. He called other officer to help approach it in their vehicles (no emergency lights activated). As soon as the driver, later identified as Jeremy James Acree, age 46, of Winchester, spotted the officers he began recklessly driving southwest through the parking lot at a high rate of speed. 

Acree drove over planter boxes, and he was putting the public in immediate danger. A forcible stop was attempted, but Acree continued driving towards the Carl’s Jr. drive-thru where he drove over the embankment and crashed. He fled on foot across W. 11th and officers caught up to him behind Richard’s Deli, where he resisted being taken into custody. 

Initial charges include Unauthorized Use Vehicle, Reckless Endangering, Hit and Run, Elude Vehicle, and numerous charges out of other agencies. 

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