Man Arrested For Driving Intoxicated And Firing Gun From Vehicle

A man was arrested in Aloha accused of driving highly intoxicated and firing a gun from the vehicle Thursday night.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to multiple reports of gunfire heard in the area of Southwest Farmington Road and Southwest 192nd Avenue in Aloha.

As deputies were flooding the area to search, dispatch continued to receive reports of more gunfire. Many of those reports came from community members of Pine Ridge Mobile Park on Southwest 195th Avenue.

Deputies found the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Juan Diaz-Gomez, outside of his home at the mobile park. He was highly intoxicated and had just crashed the SUV into his own vehicle parked in the driveway.

Deputies believe Diaz-Gomez fired several rounds multiple times into the air while driving impaired around the neighborhood.

Deputies found spent shell casings inside the SUV and later seized a handgun from inside the home.

Diaz-Gomez was arrested on seven counts of unlawful use of a weapon, seven counts of reckless endangering, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence of intoxicants, and reckless driving.

There were no reports of injuries or property damage as a result of stray bullets.

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