Woman’s car blocks MAX tracks, disrupts commute

Trains running at reduced speed

Aleksandra Dominika Nowak was arrested after her car ended up blocking MAX tracks in Northeast Portland, October 6, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office/KOIN)
Aleksandra Dominika Nowak was arrested after her car ended up blocking MAX tracks in Northeast Portland, October 6, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office/KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A 24-year-old woman faces numerous charges after her car ended up blocking the MAX tracks near the NE 82nd MAX platform early Thursday, disrupting the morning commute for thousands of people.

Aleksandra Dominika Nowak was sitting on the tracks when officers arrived around 3:35 a.m. Her 2005 Subaru Forester was damaged after it was driven on the tracks, and officials needed a crane to remove it.

Westbound MAX Blue, Green and Red lines were disrupted for hours until trains were back running by 7:30 a.m.

Nowak was arrested and charge with DUII, reckless driving and criminal mischief.

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