A Baker City man was arrested on drunken driving, reckless driving and attempting to elude charges Friday afternoon, Oct. 29 after passing multiple vehicles at speeds estimated at more than 90 mph.

Robert Anthony Rigsby, 36, was arrested on Foothill Road near the Anthony Lakes Highway, northwest of Haines, according to a press release from the Baker County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident started about 4:30 p.m. Friday when Deputy Talon Colton, who was driving south on Highway 30 near Chandler Lane, about halfway between Baker City and Haines, saw a northbound Toyota Tundra pickup truck passing multiple vehicles.

Colton turned around and pursued the truck, which Colton estimated exceeded 90 mph at times. Colton lost sight of the truck near the intersection of Pocahontas Road and Anthony Lakes Highway, about a mile west of Haines. Colton continued on the Anthony Lakes Highway.

Around that time, a resident called Baker County Dispatch and reported seeing a Toyota Tundra pickup truck with body damage on the right side driving past his home in that area.

Colton saw a truck matching that description and stopped it at 48540 Foothill Road. As he was talking to that driver, a 2000 Toyota Tundra with body damage on the right side pulled into the driveway of that address, according to the press release.

Rigsby was the driver of the second truck, and he told Colton he knew the deputy was following him and that he had purposely driven away when Colton, who had turned on his flashers, tried to stop him.

Colton drove Rigsby to the Baker County Jail, where a breath sample had an alcohol concentration over three times the legal limit of 0.08, according to the press release.

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