Eugene, Ore. – On February 22 at 7:14 p.m. a sergeant going east on I-105 towards Delta Highway observed a vehicle also going east, being driven erratically, striking the center median and then crossing over two lanes of traffic and striking the right guard rail.
The vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, continued east and took the exit to Delta northbound, almost colliding with another guardrail. The driver failed to yield to the officer, his Jeep had a flat tire, and the driver continued to drive erratically. The sergeant called for additional EPD units as the vehicle was actively striking and dragging along the center median and was all over the roadway.
As the vehicle neared Beltline, the center median ended and the suspect vehicle drove into the on-coming lanes, nearly causing a head-on collision, and started to drive the wrong way onto the off-ramp to Beltline Highway. Due to great concern about the danger to other drivers in the area, the sergeant intervened to tactically stop the vehicle at slow speed, and two other EPD units helped pin the vehicle.
The driver, Michael Singh Sandhu, age 24, of Eugene, was unresponsive at first and there was a handgun on the floorboard under his feet. He was taken out of the vehicle and began to resist, pulling away, kicking and twisting his body. It took several officers to hang onto him and get him into custody.
Police called Eugene Springfield Fire EMS to respond for evaluation and as officers suspected drug intoxication issues. Sandhu was taken by Eugene Springfield Fire EMS to a local hospital. After further investigation Sandhu was charged with DUII, two counts of Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.
(information directly from EPD)