October 22, 2009 16:34The suspect arrested from the police pursuit that began at North Chautaqua and North Trenton this morning has been identified as 24-year-old Brian Joseph Mann. Mann has been charged with one count of Reckless Driving, one count of Reckless Endangement, one count of Felony Elude, one count of Hit and Run and one count of Driving Under the Influence (Controlled Substance).
Mann will be taken to the downtown Multnomah County Jail and his booking photograph will be sent to all media when it is available.
Today at 11:45 p.m., a Portland Police Officer from North Precinct tried to stop a vehicle that had run a red light and was speeding in the area of North Chautaqua Avenue and North Trenton Street. During the stop, the suspect vehicle hit a Portland Police patrol car and sped off. No officers were injured during this incident and the vehicle was not damaged.
The police officer began pursuing the vehicle and additional officers assisted by attempting to stop the car with spike strips. Officers also attempted pit maneuvers but the driver of the vehicle maneuvered around the spike strips and pit attempts, and then hit an embankment near the area of North Columbia Boulevard and Columbia Court. The suspect vehicle rolled over and the suspect was taken out of the car by police without incident.
The suspect is a 24-year-old man from the Portland area. The suspect was not injured during the incident but he was taken to an area hospital due to concerns about possible drug use.
The name of the suspect and his booking photograph will be released after the suspect is released from the hospital and officers determine charges.
Sgt. Pete Simpson