CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (February 18, 2022) - On February 18, 2022, at approximately 6:30 AM, OSP was notified that a vehicle collided with his on I-5 near milepost 280. The victim advised OSP that the other vehicle did not initially stop for several miles before it finally pulling over near milepost 286. The suspect vehicle then fled the scene without exchanging information with the victim driver.
OSP located the suspect vehicle and stopped it on I-5 near milepost 292. The driver showed signs of impairment and consented to voluntary field sobriety tests. The driver continued to show signs of impairment and was arrested for DUII without incident.
The driver was transported to the OSP Portland Patrol Office, where he refused to provide a breath sample.
A search warrant for the driver's blood was issued and a blood sample was obtained.
In lieu of custody, due to current jail Covid restrictions, the driver was cited and released for:
- Reckless Driving
- Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver from the Portland Patrol Office
The driver was also cited for:
- Failure to Install an Ignition Interlock Device
- Refusal to Take a Breath Test