Portland Police give out 25 tickets at Halsey crosswalk
The city's Traffic Division issued 25 citations, gave out 27 written warnings, and made one arrest during a pedestrian safety mission Wednesday, May 13.
Officers with the Portland Police Bureau staked out a crosswalk at Northeast Halsey Street and 106th Avenue from noon to 5 p.m., according to a news release, where the posted speed limit is 20 mph.
A plainclothes decoy crossed the street and, when drivers failed to stop, officers on motorcycles swooped in.
"The decoy also observed if the drivers were not wearing their seat belts or were using cell phones at the time of the incident," police said.
Traffic officers reported that Christopher Dean Hensley, 36, of Portland, did not stop after officers saw he was speeding. Police say they did not pursue but put out a bulletin. Hensley was spotted near Northeast 102nd Avenue and Fremont Street, where police said he crashed and fled on foot, only to be caught in a perimeter search.
Police said Hensley refused medical treatment. He faces charges of reckless driving, attempt to elude on foot and by vehicle, and failure to perform a driver's duties.
Hensley has three felony convictions on his record and currently is on probation, per court records.
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