Friday, October 26, 2007

Oregon jails are better

An Oregon man was been arrested after fleeing police across a Snake River bridge into neighboring Idaho — only to reverse course near the stateline because he reckoned Oregon jails would be better than those in Idaho.

Michael Maddox, 42, was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of driving without insurance, failure to follow traffic laws, eluding police and drug possession.

According to Oregon State Police, Maddox had eluded officers on Sunday by heading eastward in his car into Idaho.

At that point, he stopped and drove back across the border before surrendering in a Wal-Mart store parking lot.

An Oregon State Police trooper says Maddox told him he didn't want to go to jail in Idaho.

Maddox is being held in Malheur County jail in Vale, Ore.

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