DWI Teenager crashes into police

 

Suspected drunk driving teen hits Portland police vehicle

Portland police officers responding to a call were crashed into by a suspected teenage drunk driver early Saturday.

The officers were examined at a hospital and released. The driver and passengers in the other vehicle were not injured.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, at 12:50 a.m. on Aug. 5, two East Precinct officers were driving west in their patrol vehicle on Northeast Glisan Street just west of Northeast 108th Avenue. The officers were responding to a call for service when they were was struck by another car.

Police said that on that part of Glisan, the road is reduced to one lane for westbound traffic and the other part of the road is for parking. The car that struck the patrol car was driving on the right, in that area designated for parking, attempting to pass the patrol car.

Police said that on that part of Glisan, the road is reduced to one lane for westbound traffic and the other part of the road is for parking. The car that struck the patrol car was driving on the right, in that area designated for parking, attempting to pass the patrol car.

After the crash, the officers went to check the welfare of the other people involved, police said. They found the driver and passenger to be uninjured, but the 17-year-old driver appeared to be under the influence of intoxicants. The driver was taken into custody and transported to complete the DUII processing.

The driver’s blood alcohol content was 0.15%, almost twice the legal limit.

Citations were issued for driving under the influence of intoxicants, no operator’s license, driving uninsured, unsafe passing on the right, failure to obey a traffic control device, failure to drive within the lane, and careless driving contributing to an accident.

Jim Redden is a reporter based in Portland, Ore.

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