A Man Drove His Burning Automobile for 4 Miles After Committing a Hit-and-run on the St. John’s Bridge

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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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.

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