Ashland man leads police on car chase

Police cited Ashland resident Martin Clayton Young, 21, for reckless driving and attempting to elude a police officer Thursday evening.

Police attempted to stop his BMW for failing to obey a traffic control device at 5:39 p.m., but the vehicle continued on Old Siskiyou Highway at a high rate of speed, through residential neighborhoods, according to the Oregon State Police.

After the car passed by, Ashland residents pointed out the direction it was headed to police, according to the police report.

Police arrested Young at the Stratford Apartments complex in the 500 block of Clay Street.

He was lodged at the Jackson County Jail. His bail is set at $11,000.

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