Oregon Man Gets 30-Day Jail Sentence for 150 MPH I-5 Chase

An Oregon man charged earlier this year with reaching speeds of 150 in an effort to elude police was sentenced Wednesday to spend 30 days in the Lewis County Jail. 

German Chumak, 19, of Tualatin, Oregon, was charged in March with attempting to elude a police vehicle. 

He pleaded guilty in May. Given his lack of criminal history, his standard sentence was zero to 60 days in jail, attorney David Arcuri said Wednesday.

“This is his first, that I can tell, run-in with the law,” Arcuri said.  

The prosecution recommended 30 days. Superior Court Judge Joely O’Rourke imposed the sentence and Chumak was taken into custody to immediately begin serving his sentence.

According to court documents, troopers from the Washington State Patrol in the Kelso area were advised of a speeding motorcycle. They followed the motorcycle north until exit 95 near Maytown, where Chumak, found hiding behind an overpass support beam, told a trooper he was out of gas.