Interstate 5 was closed for over an hour on Wednesday night after a wrong-way driver allegedly crashed intentionally into an Oregon State Police patrol car near Jefferson.

State police said that around 10:20 p.m. troopers were pursuing an SUV driven by Garrett Walker Hall, 50, who had been driving recklessly while traveling southbound on I-5.

Hall made an erratic U-turn, began driving northbound in the southbound lanes, and rammed into an OSP vehicle, according to state police.

Both the driver and trooper were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Hall was arrested and was arraigned Thursday afternoon for charges of allegedly assaulting a public safety officer, fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving and two counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Hall is next expected to appear in court in January.



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