UPDATE: MAX Service Disrupted After Drunk Driver Crashes on Steel Bridge

UPDATE: MAX Service Disrupted After Drunk Driver Crashes on Steel Bridge

December 02, 2012 21:42


Regular MAX service has been restored across the Steel Bridge; however, MAX service along 5th and 6th Avenues in Downtown Portland is currently out of service.

TriMet users should check http://www.trimet.org/alerts">http://www.trimet.org/alerts for service updates.



On Sunday December 2, 2012, at 2:55 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a single vehicle crash at the West end of the Steel Bridge.

Officers arrived and found a crashed Hummer H2 and contacted the driver, 38-year-old Brian Edmund Anderson of North Portland. Anderson was uninjured but investigation by officers found that he was driving under the influence of alcohol. Anderson's blood alcohol content (BAC) was more than twice the legal limit.

Anderson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of DUII and Reckless Driving. Anderson could face additional charges in connection with the damage to the MAX line.

The crash knocked out one support pole for the overhead MAX lines and damaged a signal head and two other poles.

MAX will be out of service across the Steel Bridge in both directions until TriMet is able to repair the line. Shuttle service will be used to ferry riders across the Steel Bridge.

TriMet users should check http://www.trimet.org/alerts for service updates.



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