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Drunk Driver Arrested for Hit and Run, Felony Assault After Striking Pedestrian in Bike Lane (Photo)

August 25, 2016 15:40

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On Wednesday August 25, 2016, at 8:46 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to North Interstate Avenue near Schmeer Road, on the report that a pedestrian was struck by a driver. The caller, later determined to be the suspect, was calling from the Delta Park Arco station.

Officers conducing an area check for the victim located 23-year-old Ashley Wirth suffering from serious injuries. Wirth was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment. She is expected to survive her injuries.

Officers speaking with the driver, 37-year-old Robert William Leary, developed probable cause to arrest him for numerous charges relating to the crash. Based on the investigation, Traffic officers believe that the suspect was driving northbound on Interstate Avenue when he struck Wirth, wh

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