Driver hits bridge support, destroys wheel

Oregon State Police arrested a driver with a .16% blood alcohol level

Vicente Burciago, May 23, 2015 (CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF)
Vicente Burciago, May 23, 2015 (CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF)

CLACKAMAS, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon State Police arrested a driver with a .16% blood alcohol level after he allegedly hit a bridge support and destroyed his wheel.

Oregon State Police Lt. Bill Fugate said just before 6 a.m. Saturday, a trooper noticed a car speeding southbound on I-205 in Clackamas.  The driver was going 76 mph in a 55 mph zone.

The driver, Vicente Burciago, tried to exit the freeway at Highway 224, but instead left the road and hit a bridge support.

The trooper attempted to make a traffic stop but Fugate says Burciago drove away, despite a flat tire and damage to his car.  Burciago eventually stopped after his wheel disintegrated.

Burciago, 25, faces several charges, including DUII and Reckless Driving.

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