PENDLETON — A traffic stop near Pendleton led police to find a man missing from Nevada.

Oregon State Police reported a black Chevrolet Silverado at 8:12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, was heading west in the eastbound lanes from Exit 209 in Pendleton. A Umatilla County sheriff's deputy was entering the freeway at milepost 207 and stopped the pickup. Ryan Sharp, senior trooper with Oregon State Police, arrived soon after.

The pickup’s driver was confused, according to OSP, and a check on his identification revealed he was an 82-year-old man who was reported as a missing or endangered person from Reno.

State police took the driver to its office in Pendleton and contacted his wife. Police then checked him into a local hotel and secured his vehicle in the OSP parking lot.

Oregon State Police also reported the man’s wife and a relative were leaving Reno the morning of Nov. 17 to get him in Pendleton.

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