Man Goes On Carjacking Crime Spree in Portland

posted by Anna Erickson - 

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A man was arrested Monday, accused of stealing two vehicles, hitting a pedestrian and crashing both stolen vehicles in SW Portland.

Police say 26-year-old Quinton Franklin carjacked an SUV near NW Broadway and Glisan, where he hit a pedestrian several times with the SUV, before taking off.

Police say Franklin then caused a multi-vehicle crash on I-5 South near Capital Highway. There, he's accused of carjacking a second victim, starting a chase with officers. 

Police caught up with him to SW 20th and Multnomah, where he caused another wreck.Officers blocked Franklin in where he was taken into custody. He was first transported to a hospital for evaluation before being lodged into the Multnomah County Jail.  

The pedestrian hit is expected to survive his injuries. No one else was hurt in the crashes or carjacks.

Franklin is facing charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver Causing Injury, three counts of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver Causing Property Damage, Robbery in the Third Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, as well as several warrants.

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