Police: Man on meth in stolen SUV sped away from trooper

Police: Man on meth in stolen SUV sped away from trooper
Brian Kevin Nunley

EUGENE, Ore. - A man on meth sped away from police in a stolen SUV late Sunday night, Oregon State Police said.

Officers arrested Brian Kevin Nunley, 42, early Monday morning. He faces a long list charges in the case.

The investigation started when a Toyota 4Runner failed to stop for a red signal light at Highway 99 and Roosevelt just before midnight Sunday.

When a state trooper activated his car's signal, the SUV sped away, running stop lights and signs in an effort to get away.

The trooper terminated the attempt to stop the vehicle as it turned south onto Acorn Park off W. 11th Avenue.

About a half hour after the chase started, police located the SUV abandoned on Buck Street at W. 13th Avenue.

Police said Nunley - who matched the description of the driver - was found about a half mile away.

Officers booked Nunley into the Lane County Jail on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
* Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle
* Unlawful Possession of a Motor Vehicle
* Theft in the First Degree
* Criminal Trespass in the First Degree
* DUII - Controlled Substance
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person

He was also cited for Driving While Suspended.