Two Eagle Point-area women were arrested by Oregon State Police shortly after midnight Friday following an attempt to elude in a vehicle southbound on Interstate 5 near Glendale. In addition to driving-related charges, both women are facing charges after the trooper found small amounts of Ecstasy and Oxycodone in their possession.
On August 20, 2010 at approximately 12:27 a.m. OSP Trooper Brad Zuver observed a 2006 Kia four door southbound at 96 mph on Interstate 5 north of Glendale. Zuver attempted to stop the car but its driver failed to yield and sped up to over 115 mph attempting to elude southbound. The driver, later identified as Belle-Linda M. Walker, age 38, from Eagle Point, turned off the car’s lights and quickly pulled toward the Glendale off ramp in front of a commercial truck whose driver braked to avoid a collision. After exiting the freeway, the car stopped and both occupants were subsequently detained until cover units arrived.
Walker was arrested for Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle and Reckless Driving. She was also driving with a suspended license.
Zuver smelled an odor of marijuana in the car and found less than an ounce of marijuana and small amounts of Ecstasy and Oxycodone.
Walker and passenger Kortnie Rae Snyder, age 20, from Eagle Point, were transported to the Douglas County Jail on the following charges:
• Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
• Reckless Driving
• Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance She was also cited for Driving While Suspended, Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit 115 mph in a 65 mph speed zone, and Possession of less than an Ounce of Marijuana.
• Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance She was also cited for Possession of less than an Ounce of Marijuana.