North Plains police officer's foot run over during Beaverton traffic stop
The North Plains Police Department is asking for the public's help after a police officer was run over by a fleeing vehicle during a traffic stop on Tuesday evening.
According to North Plains Police Chief Jesse Baker, two officers from North Plains were traveling along Highway 26 toward Beaverton as part of an investigation at about 5:07 p.m., Jan. 15, when the officers spotted a blue 1990 Honda Accord driving recklessly.
Officers pulled the vehicle over near Northwest 185th Avenue and approached the vehicle and asked for identification. Baker said the driver of the vehicle gave the officer a false name and date of birth. Upon discovering the deceit, one of the officers attempted to arrest the driver for providing false information and reckless driving, but the driver sped off from the scene, dragging one of the police officers about 10 feet and knocking him to the ground.
The vehicle ran over the officer's foot as it sped away at a high rate of speed, Baker said.
The two officers were able to get back to their vehicle and pursue the fleeing Honda, which sped down Highway 26 in the emergency lane without its headlines on, Baker said. The officers stopped chasing the vehicle "due to safety reasons and heavy traffic" near Southwest Murray Boulevard, Baker said, and lost sight of the vehicle.
The injured officer was treated for minor injuries at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and was later released.
North Plains Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to call 503-629-0111.