Mental evaluation for WA man after police chase

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Associated Press

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 5:33 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Clackamas County sheriff's spokesman says a Vancouver, Wash., man is scheduled for a mental evaluation after a high-speed vehicle chase through an area southeast of Portland.

Sgt. Adam Phillips says deputies were checking out several reports of a man driving recklessly in a black Chevrolet Tahoe on Tuesday. They spotted a vehicle matching that description and several patrol cars began a pursuit with lights and sirens, but the driver kept going.

Phillips says officers finally got the vehicle to stop after putting out spike strips.

The spokesman says 44-year-old James Lee Givart was arrested and taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation. Possible charges of reckless driving and attempting to elude will be forwarded to the district attorney's office.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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