PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One traffic stop for a drunk driver turned into a chain reaction crash and the arrest of 2 men for DUII in the early hours of Sunday morning in Washington County.
Around 2:45 a.m., Yash Desai of Portland was pulled over by deputies on westbound Highway 26 near SW Camelot Court. As they were giving field sobriety tests on the 23-year-old Portland resident, another car slammed into the back of a patrol car.
That caused a chain reaction that left 4 cars, including 2 patrol cars, damaged. No one was hurt.
Earl Smith, 61, was arrested and charged with DUII, reckless driving, criminal mischief and 4 counts of reckless endangerment. Desai was also arrested for DUII.
Deputies said both men had a blood alcohol level of .19, more than twice the legal limit.