4-car crash on I-84 followed by driver slamming into PPB car


Sean D. Hoffman faces 5 separate charges

A driver crashed into the back of a patrol car early Saturday morning in NE Portland. (PPB)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 4-vehicle crash shortly before midnight on I-84 led directly to a second crash when a suspected drunk driver plowed into a Portland police car at the scene of the first crash.

The crashes both happened on eastbound I-84 near NE 33rd, police said. No one in the 4-vehicle crash was seriously hurt. Tow trucks were on the scene removing the cars while officers sat in their car with their emergency lights on.

Sean D. Hoffman, November 20, 2021 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

Around 12:48 a.m. Saturday, the officers alerted dispatchers their car had been hit at freeway speeds by a 2014 Kia Soul. The driver of that car, Sean D. Hoffman, was not seriously hurt. The officers were treated and released from a hospital after being evaluated.

Hoffman, a 22-year-old Tigard resident, was arrested for DUII, reckless driving, criminal mischief and 2 counts of assault.

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