On December 9th, 2018 at approximately 2:20 AM, Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a silver Jeep Patriot driving erratically through Waldport. The driver of the Jeep failed to stop for the deputies and attempted to flee eastbound on Highway 34.
After attempting to elude deputies for approximately eight miles, the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and crashed down an embankment. The driver of the vehicle, 28 year old Yachats resident Jay B Plaisted, was injured in the collision and transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport.
Plaisted's passenger, a 51 year-old female, was transported by Life Flight to a hospital out of the area. Impairment is believed to have contributed to the crash. The incident remains under investigation.
Information provided by LCSO