Elude and pursuit ends with crash and arrest

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On Monday, October 1, 2018, at 9:30 p.m., a vehicle eluded Klamath County Sheriff’s deputies while attempting to make a traffic stop in the area of Altamont Drive and Cannon Street. The vehicle, a white Honda sedan, drove at high speeds recklessly through the neighborhood and deputies determined it was too dangerous to the public to continue pursuit.

A short time later a witness reported the location of the vehicle and deputies attempted to locate it. While deputies were in route, the vehicle took off and lost control at the intersection of Hilyard Avenue and Altamont Drive, crashing into two other vehicles.

Both drivers of the vehicles that were crashed into reported minor injuries, and one of them self-transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center; neither received emergency medical services on-scene.

The driver of the vehicle that eluded deputies was identified as Anthony Lee Debortoli. Debortoli was transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center for minor injuries, then arrested and lodged at the Klamath County Jail.

In addition to the vehicles damaged in the collision, Debortoli inflicted damage with his vehicle to a fence and gate on Altamont Drive and a deputy’s vehicle.

Arrestee: Debortoli, Anthony Lee, date of birth 04/03/1978

Charges: Two Counts Attempting to Elude, Two Counts Reckless Driving, Two Counts 1 st Degree Assault, Two Counts Reckless Endangering, DUI, Parole Violation, and Fugitive From Another State

Klamath County Sheriffs Office

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