Officer injured in crash with possible impaired driver

The officer and his motorcycle were knocked to the ground

A Portland police officer was injured in a crash with a possibly impaired driver on SE McGloughlin Blvd on May 2, 2017. (KOIN)
A Portland police officer was injured in a crash with a possibly impaired driver on SE McGloughlin Blvd on May 2, 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Portland police motorcycle officer was injured in a crash on SE McLoughlin Boulevard Tuesday night, police said.

62-year-old Robert John Kaleta was arrested at the scene of the crash. (Portland Police)

Police said a car crashed into the back of the officer’s motorcycle while he was stopped in a turning lane. The officer and his motorcycle were knocked to the ground. He was not seriously injured, but was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police said the other driver, 62-year-old Robert John Kaleta, may have been impaired and was taken into custody.

Northbound lanes of McLoughlin Boulevard from Holgate Boulevard is closed while traffic police investigate.

The alleged impaired driver who hit a Portland motorcycle officer on May 2 takes a field sobriety test. (KOIN)
The alleged impaired driver who hit a Portland motorcycle officer on May 2 takes a field sobriety test. (KOIN)