Two Officers Hurt In Crash

UPDATE: 53-year-old Ken Neely was arrested for suspicion of DUI. Both officers were released from the hospital on Saturday.

Two Portland Police officers were hurt early Saturday morning when a car crashed into a police are on I-5 near the Interstate Bridge.

Around 12:45 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to I-5 northbound, just south of the Interstate Bridge, on the report of a hazardous vehicle blocking the right lane of traffic and a possible drunk driver. 

An officer and a sergeant arrived at the scene and a driver was taken into custody for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). As officers were awaiting a tow truck, another driver crashed into one of the police cars, injuring the officer inside and the sergeant outside the vehicle. 

Both the officer and sergeant were transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment to serious, but not life-threatening injuries. The initial driver arrested was not injured, nor was the driver involved in the crash. The driver involved in the crash was detained at the scene. 


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