Originally published as a Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
On April 1, 2021, at approximately 1658 hours, the male driver of a Honda Odyssey threw an unknown glass object at an officer, who was stopped assisting a motorist who was changing a flat tire along the shoulder of northbound Interstate 5 (I-5), just north of the Anderson Grade Summit.
The glass object shattered on the ground; however, the officer was not struck. The officer chased after the Honda and attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on I-5 northbound, south of Hornbrook.
The Honda exited at the Ditch Creek off-ramp, drove recklessly in circles in the road at the top of the off ramp and eventually traveled wrong-way, southbound on northbound I-5.
The officer attempted to follow the Honda from southbound I-5 without lights and siren, but lost sight of the Honda south of Hornbrook due the topography and configuration of I-5 in that location.
Other officers responded and stopped northbound I-5 traffic to the south. Unfortunately, the Honda was involved in a two-vehicle head-on collision on northbound I-5, south of SR-96. After the collision, the driver of the Honda attempted to flee the scene on foot.
He was confronted and detained by passing motorists until CHP arrived, and took custody of the suspect. The driver of the Honda sustained minor injuries.
The driver and passenger of the victim vehicle suffered moderate injuries. The driver was identified as Jeremy Strong, age 34, from Ashland, OR, and was booked into the Siskiyou County Jail on multiple felony charges.