Suspected Impaired Driver Causes Multi Vehicle Crash

A wrong way driver caused a rollover car crash at Southeast Division Street and Southeast 130th Avenue early Saturday.

Officers arrived and found three damaged vehicles, including one on its roof. All four involved drivers and passengers were transported to area hospitals with what are reported to be non-life-threatening injuries. 

Preliminary investigation indicates an orange Kia driven by 30-year-old Christopher Powell was traveling Westbound in the Eastbound lanes of Southeast Division Street at Southeast 130th Avenue. A white Ford Focus was traveling Eastbound and was struck by the Kia and the Kia flipped onto the roof. An Eastbound traveling, gray Toyota Tacoma was struck by either the Kia or Ford after the initial collision. 

Powell was assessed at an area hospital, evaluated for intoxication, and booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center. He was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.

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