UPDATE: Driver Arrested For DUII After hitting Pedestrian and Building in Buckman Neighborhood (Photo)

December 14, 2019 08:31


The driver of a car that struck a pedestrian, building, and light pole has been arrested and charged with multiple crimes.

Officers conducting the investigation determined that the driver of the vehicle crashed into a light pole, then backed up and tried to leave northbound on Southeast Grand Avenue. The driver then swerved up onto the sidewalk at Southeast Morrison Street, striking the pedestrian and the building. The driver then tried to back up and leave again before passers by yelled at her to stop. The vehicle, a 2016 Subaru Legacy Outback, was towed from the scene.

Central Precinct and Traffic Division Officers booked Sabrina R. Hall, 25, of Vancouver, Washington (photo), into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Assault in the Third Degree, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver-injury (C Felony), Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver-property damage (A Misdemeanor), Criminal Mischief in the First Degree (2 counts), and Reckless Driving.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390 .

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A pedestrian walking on the sidewalk was seriously injured when a car struck her in the Buckman Neighborhood.

On Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:06p.m., Central Precinct Officers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian struck by a car near the intersection of Southeast Grand Avenue and Southeast Belmont Street. When officers arrived they found an adult female with serious injuries. Medical responded and transported her to the hospital. Due to a fear the injuries could be life threatening, officers sealed off the area to both pedestrian and vehicle traffic. They later learned that her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Officers learned that the vehicle struck a light pole and the face of a building as well (see photos).

Southeast Grand Avenue have been reopened but will have lane restrictions for the time being. The Portland Streetcar service was affected.

Impairment is believed to be a factor and the driver of the vehicle has been detained pending further investigation. More information will be released when available.

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