Drunk Driver U-Turns in Front of Police Officers, Causes Crash, Attempts to Flee (Photo)

February 15, 2014 13:30

  

On Saturday February 15, 2014, at 3:18 a.m., North Precinct officers were responding to a disturbance call and were traveling westbound on North Lombard Street approaching Commercial Avenue when a car traveling in front of them pulled a U-turn, causing a collision with the patrol car.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet Impala, attempted to flee the scene in the vehicle after the crash but only made it to North Kerby Avenue before the vehicle became completely disabled. The driver, 25-year-old Aphinity Marday Jumping Bull, got out of the car and started to walk away but was taken into custody.

A 25-year-old male passenger in Jumping Bull's car was identified and released at the scene. Both he and Jumping Bull refused medical attention.

Jumping Bull was charged with DUII, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run), Reckless Driving, Driving While Revoked, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, and two counts of Assault in the Third Degree.

Jumping Bull was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Tuesday.
Both officers received non-life-threatening injuries and were treated and released from a Portland hospital.

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