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Police: Springfield driver fled trooper at 120 mph

Police: Springfield driver fled trooper at 120 mph
Angel Gamaliel Gallo

ALBANY, Ore. - An 18-year-old Springfield man led police on a 120 mph chase on Interstate 5 before a spike strip punctured one of the fleeing car's tires, Oregon State Police said.

State police arrested Angel Gamaliel Gallo on charges of Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle, Reckless Driving and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. He was also cited for Possession of less than an Ounce of Marijuana.

The incident happened just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday when a state trooper following up on a complaint spotted a 2011 VW Golf with California plates southbound on I-5 near Albany.

When the trooper tried to stop the car, the Golf sped off at 120 mph.

The chase lasted 13 miles until the Golf ran over a spike strip, deflating a tire.

Troopers arrested Gallo.

An 18-year-old passenger was not cited. A trooper gave him a ride home to Eugene.