Man rams Tualatin Police car during chase

Officers chased 37-year-old Nathan Apilada of Gresham through Tualatin

A Tualatin Police car was damaged by a suspect, November 8 2016. (Tualatin Police)
A Tualatin Police car was damaged by a suspect, November 8 2016. (Tualatin Police)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was arrested on Tuesday morning after a police chase in Tualatin.

Officers say they began chasing 37-year-old Nathan Apilada of Gresham when they saw him speeding in a 1996 red Ford Ranger pickup truck. He refused to stop for officers and forced a Tualatin Police car to swerve to avoid being hit. Sherwood Police also reported that they had tried to stop the same car just minutes before.

Police continued to chase Apilada through Tualatin until SW 65th Avenue and SW Prosperity Park, where a left turn caused both the Ford truck and the patrol car to go partially into a ditch. Apilada was able to get the truck out of the ditch and rammed the patrol car.

At this point, Apilada surrendered. No one was injured in the incident.

He is charged with four counts of felony attempting to elude a police officer, two counts of attempting to assault a police officer, and two counts of first degree criminal mischief.