PORTLAND, Ore. -– A 36-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday night and is accused of ramming at least two police cars, officers said.
Police sources confirmed to KOIN 6 News that Jeffery Fuller has been charged with attempted first-degree assault, first-degree criminal mischief, DUII (misdemeanor), failure to perform the duties of a driver and reckless driving. He will make his first court appearance Thursday afternoon, a police source said.
On Wednesday night, Lt. Mike Fort said around 9:15 p.m., officers witnessed a vehicle crash into another car at the stoplight at Southwest 2nd and Southwest Madison.
The front door to police headquarters is only a few feet away from that intersection.
When the officer turned on his police lights, the driver backed up and hit the squad car, Fort said.
Fuller then went over the curb to avoid police and then immediately rammed another police car, sources said. Eventually, a third officer arrived on scene to box the driver in.
No police officers were hurt, Fort said.
Police had to use their Taser on Fuller because sources said he was resisting arrest and officers had to take him to the ground.
Officers said they suspect the driver may have been under the influence at the time of the crash.
Sources said the city would seek restitution once the criminal charges have been resolved.