Driver Intentionally His Bicyclist with her Car in Downtown Portland - Arrested for Assault (Photo)

April 04, 2014 13:20

  

On Thursday April 3, 2014, at 12:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving a bicyclist and a vehicle at Southwest Broadway and Jackson Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and contacted the bicyclist, 47-year-old Brian Lee Groce of Southwest Portland. Groce was suffering from non-traumatic injuries and told officers that he had been cut off in traffic by a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta (driven by 29-year-old Celine Julia Geday) and he'd ridden up to her and told her that she'd almost hit him and she replied by honking her horn.

Groce explained to police that they were both traveling East on Jackson and stopped at the red light at Broadway and he repeated to her that she'd almost hit him. Groce told police that the light turned green and they both started to cross Broadway when the driver swerved left, knocked him off the bike, then stopped her car.

Based on Groce's account of events, and independent witness statements, Assault detectives were consulted rather than Traffic investigators as the information indicated that the crash was an intentional act.

29-year-old Celine Julia Geday was arrested on a charge of Assault in the Second Degree and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

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