Driver Arrested After Nearly Hitting Construction Workers, Attempting to Elude Police in Downtown Portland (Photo)

February 10, 2016 17:00


On Wednesday February 10, 2016, a 29-year-old man was arrested after leading police on two separate slow-speed traffic pursuits in Downtown Portland.

The driver, 29-year-old Frederick John Dekraker, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle (two counts), and Reckless Driving (two counts), Recklessly Endangering Workers (four counts). He will be arraigned on Thursday.

At 9:46 a.m., two Family Services Division officers attempted to stop a dark blue 2001 Chevrolet Suburban on Southwest 3rd Avenue near Washington Street for traffic violations. The driver did not stop and drove away from the police. Due to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic in Downtown Portland, the pursuit was quickly terminated.

At 12:23 p.m., Assistant Chief Bo

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