Friday, July 7, 2017

Drunk Driver Arrested After Crashing onto MAX Platform, Injuring One Person (Photo)

DRUNK DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER CRASHING ONTO MAX PLATFORM, INJURING ONE PERSON (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: July 7th, 2017 5:50 PM
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On Friday July 7, 2017, at 11:20 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report that a driver crashed into a pedestrian at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Burnside Street and that the driver fled the scene.

Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located the injured pedestrian, 59-year-old Jacquelene Olson of Fairview, Oregon. Olson was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers followed a debris trail from the scene and located the suspect and vehicle a few blocks away from the crash location. Traffic officers determined that the suspect was turning east from southbound 122nd Avenue and drove onto the MAX platform, injuring Olson, before driving away from the scene. Through the investigation, officers determined that the suspect was impaired by alcohol.

The driver, 21-year-old Jesus Gomez-Reynel, was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), and Reckless Driving.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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