Alleged DUII driver arrested for crashing into officer
A motorcycle police officer was injured after he was allegedly hit by a speeding driver who was under the influence of alcohol.
Police arrested Portland resident Bradley Miguel Pitts, 29, around 1:15 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, according to a news release.
The authorities allege that a traffic division officer on a motorcycle was pulling over a speeding driver on eastbound Interstate 84 near the Halsey Street overpass when another driver struck the bike, knocking the officer to the ground.
The officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital for a "precautionary examination."
Police claim that Pitts was the driver of the second vehicle, a 2011 Volkswagen Golf.
Pitts apparently remained at the scene and did not require medical attention. He faces charges of driving under the influence, reckless endangerment and fourth-degree assault.
He was released from the Multnomah County jail later that day, records show. Pitts was acquitted of reckless driving and DUII in 2015, according to court documents. He works as a caregiver.