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Officers say speeding driver was too fast, but he smelled good, a little too good

09/29/2014 06:44 EDT | Updated 11/29/2014 05:59 EST
LEBANON, Ore. - Officers in western Oregon say a suspect they tried to collar at a traffic stop drove too fast for pursuing officers, but eventually he was just too fragrant.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1ywUlp0) that the driver gave officers in Linn County the slip in a high-speed chase before dawn Sunday, doing better than 100 mph in a red Honda Prelude whose hood flew off.

But Lebanon police later saw the car parked and launched a search by foot.

That's when officers caught a "strong scent of cologne" in the darkness and soon found their suspect hiding in shrubbery.

Thirty-five-year-old Charles V. Agosto was jailed on charges including probation violation and trying to elude officers. Officers said he told them he regretted using the cologne.

There was no immediate indication he had a lawyer.