After a three-car collision on the St. John’s Bridge on Thursday, May 25, afternoon, police in Portland have charged one driver with hit-and-run and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Following the accident around 4 p.m., the suspect “made it over four miles with his vehicle on fire before he had to stop” at Northwest Yeon and 29th Avenue.
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The driver of this blue car is facing DUII, Reckless Driving, and hit and run charges after causing a 3 car crash on the St. Johns Bridge Thursday about 4pm. The driver made it over 4 miles with his vehicle on fire before he had to stop at NW Yeon/29th…. pic.twitter.com/zJKl6MeVsF
— PPB North Precinct (@ppbnorth) May 26, 2023
They say he tried to run, but the authorities tracked him down to a patch of shrubs. He has been charged with driving under the influence, careless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.
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The police indicate no significant injuries but that the vehicles involved “were pretty banged up.” Firefighters from Portland’s Fire and Rescue Department extinguished the blaze, and Oregon Department of Transportation officers kept traffic moving safely.