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Man Arrested For Stolen Car, Attempted Carjackings On I-205

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man has been arrested for attempting to force his way into multiple cars on I-205 around 8:45 on Wednesday night.

Officers spotted a car that turned out to be stolen that was speeding at 70 miles an hour on Northeast Columbia Boulevard and tried to pull over the driver.  The Air Support Unit helped track the suspect to a motel parking lot at Northeast Killingsworth Street and Sandy Boulevard where he went into a room and then ran onto the freeway.

Police say he ran into traffic, flagged down cars in both the north and southbound lanes and tried to open the doors of at least 8 vehicles that slowed down.

29-year-old Corey Scroggins was booked into jail on charges of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Only one potential victim driver talked with police.  If you were a victim of the attempted carjacking,  please call the Portland Police non-emergency number at (503) 823-3333 and reference case # 21-114208.

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