Eugene Police Department thanks motorists for their patience with the slow traffic after the UO football game on Saturday. Helping more than 50,000 people out of the area is a technical operation. Complicating that yesterday were some incidents that further congested the area, causing delays: There was a report of a crash on I-105, and at the same time, an OSP pursuit in the area related to a woman in mental distress.
In the latter case, a 40-year-old woman having a mental health crisis drove off from her home and nearly struck a couple of motorists in the Autzen Stadium area. She continued driving recklessly through town generating calls for service but she was not immediately located. A while later, OSP tried to stop her somewhere up north and she eluded. An OSP pursuit was initiated and it came into town on I-105 and exited at Coburg Rd. There was heavy post-game foot and vehicular traffic in the area. EPD was not involved in the pursuit but were in the area of Country Club and I-105 when she came through. She was pinned between an EPD vehicle and OSP (no contact) and taken into custody without incident.###