Driver arrested after Fairview woman struck
A Fairview woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries after an allegedly intoxicated driver rammed a MAX light-rail platform and then fled the scene Friday, July 7, police say.
Jacquelene Olson, 59, of Fairview, was transported to Legacy Emanuel hospital and treated for a dislocated ankle after she was struck while standing on the Southeast 122nd Avenue train platform in Portland, according to court records.
Katrina Underhill, Olson's daughter, told police the driver never left his vehicle after he hopped the curb and struck Olson, who was sitting on a concrete barrier at the transit station.
Officers followed a trail of debris to a nearby driveway on East Burnside Street, where they found a black Chrysler 300 sedan with damage to the front wheel and its frame.
Police arrested 21-year-old Portland resident Jesus Gomez-Reynel on suspicion of third-degree assault and hit-and-run, both felonies, as well as reckless driving, second-degree criminal mischief and driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Court records allege that Gomez-Reynel's blood-alcohol content registered at 0.13 when he was tested two hours after the crash.
"He was passed out in the seating area and had to be roused awake by the deputy to participate in the interview," a police investigator wrote.
"(He) also belched twice during the interview."
Police say when they first spotted the damaged vehicle, a woman claimed she had been behind the wheel at the time of the crash. Gomez-Reynel eventually came out of the house and admitted responsibility.