OREGON CITY, Ore. (KOIN) – Two Portland Timbers players were arrested late Monday night in Lake Oswego and charged with DUII.
Lake Oswego Police say they arrested Timbers Captain Liam Ridgewell and goalkeeper Jacob Gleeson around 11 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Pilkington Road and Willow Court.
Gleeson crashed his BMW with a Nissan and called Ridgewell to come pick him up, officials say. Officers responded to the scene and determined both of the Timbers players were drunk through field sobriety tests.
The driver of the Nissan wasn’t impaired and won’t face any charges.
Ridgewell and Gleeson were taken to a Clackamas County jail and were booked around 3 a.m. Tuesday. They both posted $7,500 bail and are expected to be released by mid-morning.
The sheriff’s office confirms both are scheduled to appear in court on November 16.
The Timbers released a statement on Tuesday morning about the incident, saying “The team is aware of the events that occurred last evening involving players Jake Gleeson and Liam Ridgewell and is in the process of gathering information on the matter. The team has been in close contact with the players, local law enforcement and the league office. The club will not have further comment until more information is available.”
The Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Timbers 4-1 on Sunday, eliminating them from the playoffs.