Observer staff

One man is behind bars after a La Grande Police Officer was assisted by a nearby resident.
According to a press release from the La Grande Police Department, on Sunday afternoon, Scott Travis Dunmire, 55, of Union, was driving his 2002 Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed in the wrong lane on east Adams Avenue.
A La Grande Police officer attempted to pull Dunmire over by activating the emergency lights but Dunmire did not comply.
Eventually, Dunmire pulled over for the officer on 25th Street near Progress Loop in La Grande, but once the officer got out of his car, Dunmire sped away. He drove east toward Cove Avenue over the I-84 overpass at high speed, and the officer continued to follow him. Dunmire turned north onto 27th Street and then onto Glacier Street, which is a dead end.
The officer attempted to arrest Dunmire, but struggled when Dunmire began to physically resist. A nearby resident observed the struggle and offered his assistance. With the resident’s assistance, Dunmire was subdued and taken into custody without further resistance. No injuries were sustained during the arrest.
Dunmire is held at the Union County Jail and is charged with attempt to elude a police officer, reckless driving and resisting arrest. His bail is currently set at $25,000.
The LGPD said they sincerely appreciate the community and support the department receives.
“We are particularly grateful for the assistance that was provided during this incident to our officer by a La Grande resident,” according to the press release.

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