Drunk driver finally stopped by police on Ross Island Bridge
On Monday, January 28th, at approximately 3:48 p.m., a Central Precinct officer came across a collision involving a Subaru and a GMC Suburban in the area of S.E. Division Street and 8th Avenue. The driver of the damaged Subaru told the officer the GMC driver had hit is car, and when he protested had pointed a gun at him. The GMC driver then rammed into the Subaru again – and drove away.Police later determined that the same GMC had smashed into an empty parked car near the Goodwill store just north of the Ross Island Bridge on S.E. Grand Avenue some hours earlier.
The officer followed the GMC driver and initiated a high-risk traffic stop, with the help of other officers, on the east end of the Ross Island Bridge, and the GMC driver was arrested. During a search of the GMC, officers located a loaded firearm, which they seized.
The suspect was identified as 34-year-old Kelly Pyatt. A blood test revealed that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.29 percent at the time of his arrest – while the state legal limit is 0.08 percent. That's three times over the legal limit in Oregon.
Pyatt was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC), charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Criminal Mischief I, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Endangering (2 counts), Reckless Driving, Menacing, and Failing to Perform the Duties of a Driver.