CBPD release – On March 16, 2019 a Coos Bay Police Officer was working a grant funded program specifically for locating impaired drivers. At approximately 2012 hours, Officers initiated a traffic stop on S. Empire Blvd. near Pacific Ave.  Upon contact the driver of the vehicle, Jerry Lee Robinson 59 of Coos Bay, jumped into the back seat and began trying to buckle in a juvenile passenger who was riding unsecured. Robinson then got back into the driver’s seat, put the vehicle in drive, and accelerated rapidly attempting to elude officers.  Officers pursued Robinson southbound on Cape Arago Highway until the pursuit was terminated due to safety concerns for the public and the child in the vehicle. Less than an hour later Robinson was contacted again by members of the Coos Bay Police Department, Oregon State Police and Coos County Sheriff’s Office.  Robinson refused to comply with multiple orders to cooperated and step out of the vehicle.  Ultimately the driver side window was broken and Robinson was removed from the vehicle.  Robinson resisted arrest and a Taser had to be used to gain compliance. The child, who was still in the vehicle, was removed safely from the scene. Robinson was transported to Coos County Jail where he was lodged for Felony Elude in a Vehicle, Reckless Endangering of a Minor, Reckless driving, and Parole Violation.  Robinson will be additionally referred for Resisting Arrest, a second count of Reckless Endangering of a Minor, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. DHS was contacted and the child was released into their custody.