BAKER CITY – Oregon State Police in Baker County, as well at the Baker County Sheriff’s Office, handled an incident earlier this week on I-84 that involved two vehicles traveling at high rates of speed and resulted in the arrest of a Clackamas man and the arrest of his juvenile son.
According to information released from Oregon State Police, an officer observed two vehicles, a 2005 Cadillac STS and a Subaru Impreza, traveling at 111 mile per hour and they appeared to be racing one another.
The OSP office stopped the Cadillac but the Impreza continued eastbound, according to the report. The Baker County Sheriff’s Office was notified and subsequently the Impreza was located a couple miles later. The operator of the Cadillac, 48-year-old Michel Forest Reinoehl of Clackamas showed signs of impairment and was arrested for DUII. The vehicle was occupied by the operator’s 11-year-old child, a kitten, and a dog. A search revealed usable amounts of marijuana and unidentified prescription pills (to be tested for controlled substances/future charges pending). A loaded concealed Glock pistol was located within the operator’s possession, he did not have a concealed handgun license.
Reinoehl was arrested on charges of DUII-Controlled Substances, Reckless Endangering Person and Unlawful Possession of Firearm.
The Baker County Sheriff’s Office notified the OSP Officer that the driver of the Impreza was the 17-year-old son of Reinoehl wo was also arrested by citation for DUII-Marijuana and Unlawful Possession of a firearm.
All involved were transported to an area motel. DHS Child Welfare was advised, and an investigation is pending.