Naked Man High on Meth Arrested After Running in Freeway Traffic

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October 03, 2013 16:18

  

This morning, Thursday October 3, 2013, at 3:28 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a naked man running and yelling in the area of Southwest 1st Avenue and Yamhill Street. As officers were enroute, additional reports were received that the man was running westbound on Yamhill at 10th and 16th Avenues.

Officers initially made contact with the man at Southwest 16th Avenue and Taylor Street but he was not responding to commands and ran away westbound towards I-405. Officers saw the man jump down approximately 15' and land on his back on the freeway, then get up and start running through oncoming freeway traffic. Several cars were swerving to avoid hitting the man and officers were eventually able to catch up to him and deploy a Taser to get the man into custody.

The man, later identified as 19-year-old Oleg Orestorich Lakotiy, was cited for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Reckless Endangerment and transported to a Portland hospital for treatment for a drug overdose of methamphetamine.

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