CORRECTION: Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Arrest of Hit and Run Driver

August 29, 2013 09:16


The driver's first name is Miriam, not "Mariam" as originally reported.



Today, Thursday August 22, 2013, Traffic Division officers arrested the driver responsible for the hit and run to a bicyclist in Southwest Portland.

29-year-old Miriam Ann Clinton of Lake Oswego turned herself in to officers at Central Precinct this afternoon. She has been booked into jail on two counts of Felony Hit and Run.

The charges come as a result of the hit and run crash on Friday August 16, 2013 at 12:50 a.m., that left the victim, 20-year-old Henry Schmidt, injured on the side of the road on Southwest Barbur Boulevard near the Capitol Highway ramp.

An anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Oregon led investigators to the suspect vehicle, a black 2011 Subaru Legacy, at a body shop in Wilsonville, Oregon. Additional investigation identified the driver.

Clinton will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on Friday.



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