WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR — A 32-year-old Hillsboro man was arrested Saturday night after a pair of crashes involving a PGE truck near Hillsboro and Gaston, according to KATU2.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the first incident occurred at the corner of Northwest Glencoe Road and Zion Church Road, near Hillsboro. Deputies responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash just before 9:30 p.m.
An early investigation indicates a white Portland General Electric utility truck had collided with a utility pole before fleeing the scene. Deputies arrived to find the power pole shorn off its base, and utility lines down across the intersection.
A fluid trail from the initial crash led officials to the scene of a second reported crash in the area of Southwest Patton Valley Road and Dundee Road, just before 10:00 p.m.
The PGE utility truck was found overturned on its side in a ditch. The male driver told authorities he lost control of the vehicle while swerving to avoid a crash with another car.
The suspect, who displayed signs of impairment at the scene, was later found to have had a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.16, twice Oregon’s legal limit. He was taken into custody and charged with DUII and “failure to perform duties of a driver when property is damaged” in the hit-and-run.
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