Clackamas deputies arrest three after DUII crashes
Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies responded to three suspected DUII-related crashes and made three DUII arrests late Friday and early Saturday.
The first investigation began at 10:10 p.m. on March 9 when deputies were dispatched to reports of a vehicle that had crashed into a residence in the 8000 block of 267th Avenue in Boring. While enroute to the call, deputies were informed that there was an individual on scene who was now standing on top of a car and trying to start a fight.
When deputies arrived on scene, they were able to calm everyone down with the help of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. Afterwards, deputies determined that the driver in question, Amanda Smith of Gresham, had failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into the occupied residence. The home owner, angered by the crash, became animated and had to be calmed down by responding deputies.
Smith was arrested for DUII, reckless driving and reckless endangering and was transported to a local hospital as a precaution before being booked into the Clackamas County Jail. She gave a breath sample that had a blood alcohol content of .20 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit.
No criminal action was taken against the homeowner and no injuries were reported from the residents of the home.
Then, at 12:32 a.m. on March 10, deputies were dispatched to the 19000 block of South Henrici Road in Oregon City after a man drove to a nearby fire station to report that there had been a crash. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a pickup truck on its top in the middle of the roadway.
Deputies contacted the driver, Thomas Green of Oregon City, and determined that he had been under the influence at the time of the crash. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Clackamas County Jail. He refused to give a breath sample, and a subsequent warrant was issued for a sample of his blood. It will be processed by the Oregon State Crime Lab to determine the blood alcohol content.
In addition to being booked on DUII charges, Green was issued a citation for refusing a breath test.
Finally, at 1:48 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the Wendy's located at 117607 S.E. 82nd Ave. in Happy Valley. Callers and employees were reporting that a silver SUV had been driving erratically and they believed the driver was intoxicated.
When deputies arrived at the parking lot, they found the SUV parked in the middle of the lot, well outside of the marked parking spots. Deputies contacted the driver, Kevin Thompson of Milwaukie, and determined that he was indeed intoxicated.
Thompson was placed in custody and taken to the Clackamas County Jail, where he refused to offer a breath sample. A warrant was issued for a sample of his blood. It will be sent to the Oregon State Crime Lab where it will be processed to determine the blood alcohol content.
In addition to being booked in DUII charges, Mr. Thompson was also issued a citation for refusing a breath test.