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.
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.