Man found guilty in 2017 Hillsboro crash injuring police officer
The driver of a vehicle that crashed into and seriously injured a Tigard police officer last December was found guilty by a Washington County jury on all three counts brought against him on Thursday, Dec. 13.
Darby Andrew McBride was charged with third-degree assault, reckless driving and second-degree criminal mischief. He was tried in Washington County Circuit Court and found guilty on all charges.
McBride was driving westbound along Highway 26 at about 1:24 a.m. Dec. 14, 2017, when he crashed his car into a stalled vehicle parked on the shoulder of Highway 26 near the Cornelius Pass Road exit in Hillsboro.
The driver of the stalled vehicle, off-duty Tigard police officer Matthew Barbee, suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.
McBride was arrested on March 21 and booked into the Washington County Jail.
"After an extensive investigation by the inter-agency Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) and the Hillsboro Police Department, the District Attorney's office presented the case to a grand jury," Stephen Mayer, a spokesman for the Washington County District Attorney's Office, noted in a news release. "That grand jury sent back an indictment on three charges in March of 2018 and the trial against McBride began in December."
Sentencing for McBride is set for Jan. 4, 2019, court records show.
By Olivia Singer
Reporter, Forest Grove News-Times and Hillsboro Tribune
Follow Olivia at @oliviasingerr
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