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‘Road Rage’ Incident Sunday in Ina Leads to Police Chase, Ends with Arrest in Salem

SALEM – A 58-year-old Salem man was arrested Sunday night following a police pursuit that started in response to a “road rage” report near Ina and ended on Mills Cart Road in Salem.

An Ina officer began the pursuit of a lifted, white Ford F-150 without plates and with loud exhaust attempting to ram other vehicles head-on.

The pursuit continued onto northbound Route 37 with speeds reaching more than 100 miles per hour.

Once the pursuit reached Marion County, a Marion County Sheriff’s squad car was apparently struck by the truck that Marion County officials believed was reported as stolen Saturday night.

Spike strips were deployed and one tire on the truck began to lose air.

Deputies and officers continued the pursuit onto westbound U.S. Highway 50, before tire was lost near Landers Collision Center on Mills Cart Road.

The suspect was taken into custody at that point and was taken to the Marion County Jail.

No other details are available at this time. The driver’s name is being withheld pending confirmation of his arrest.