Reckless Driver Crashes And Handgun Is Seized

A Portland Police Bureau Traffic Officer was finishing an unrelated traffic stop on Tuesday when he saw a dark colored Honda traveling at a high rate of speed Northbound I-205 near the Stark/Washington off ramp. The officer watched the car cut off multiple vehicles. As the officer attempted to catch up the Honda, he saw the Honda appear to strike multiple vehicles on the Glisan off ramp.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver slowed, a passenger got out of the car and the driver continued. The officer was able to apprehend the passenger. The Honda was located by another officer nearby at the Gateway Fred Meyer occupied by two people. The driver attempted to flee, but officers apprehended him. Officers located a loaded firearm in the driver's pocket. The second passenger was arrested during the investigation.

Three vehicles were damaged by the suspect vehicle. None of the vehicle occupants were injured.

Officers identified the driver as 20-year-old Darin Carter. He was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in Public, Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Reckless Driving, Attempting to Elude a Police Officer (While Driving a Motor Vehicle), Attempting to Elude a Police Officer (on Foot), and Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (3 counts).

22-year-old Jacob Boomhower, a passenger, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public and Unlawful Possession of Firearms.

The second passenger, 26-year-old Justin R. Jones, was charged with Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), and a detainer.

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