Impaired driver injures woman near Woodstock Park
A Woodstock pedestrian is in the hospital with serious injuries after being pinned between her own parked car and the vehicle that hit her, on the Martin Luther King holiday, January 20 – but the impaired driver who caused the accident was released from custody long before the victim was able to leave the hospital
East Precinct officers were called to the intersection of S.E. 48th Avenue at Steele Street that afternoon at 1:18 p.m. "Officers found a 75-year-old woman, pinned between two cars," reported a PPB spokesperson. "The victim was treated by paramedics and then taken to a hospital; her injuries are serious."
When the Portland Police's Traffic Division arrived to investigate, officers determined that the victim was standing behind her parked car on the north side of Steele Street. As the crash victim was getting things out of her car's trunk, the suspect drove into the victim and her car, causing traumatic injuries to the victim's legs.
Officers arrested 35-year-old Hayley Renee Jean Morg, and booked her into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 9:15 p.m. that evening, on charges of Assault in the Second Degree (a Class B Felony), Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Drugs), Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangerment.
At her arraignment, the combined bail for Ms. Morg was set at $257,500. According to the Multnomah County Sheriff Sergeant Brandon White, Morg "bailed out of jail" on January 22, pending her trial. The injured victim of the crash has not yet been publicly identified.
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