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Man in stolen vehicle being chased by police crashes into another stolen car in Oregon

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Randy Lee Cooper and Kristin Nicole Begue. Credit: Newberg-Dundee Police Department.

Jim Ryan

The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

The driver of a stolen car hit another stolen car in Newburg, landing himself and a second driver under arrest, police say.

Newberg-Dundee police said officers responded Sunday morning to a report that someone had just stolen a Toyota Land Cruiser. The officers spotted it moments later, and the driver tried to elude police.

But the driver, identified by police as Randy Lee Cooper, crashed into an occupied Buick Regal and was taken into custody.

Officers then learned the Buick had also been stolen in an unrelated incident reported about three weeks earlier, police said.

The Buick driver, 25-year-old Newberg resident Kristin Nicole Begue, was also arrested. She’s accused of driving under the influence of intoxicants and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, police said.

Cooper, a 27-year-old Portland resident, is accused of crimes including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempting to elude police, assault and reckless driving, according to police.

Neither is listed on the Yamhill County Jail roster.

— Jim Ryan; jryan@oregonian.com; 503-221-8005; @Jimryan015

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