Tigard police officer cited for drunk driving in Sherwood
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Ronald Wommack crashed his personal motorcycle on June 11
A Tigard police officer who crashed his motorcycle two weeks ago was driving drunk, according to Sherwood Police.
Sherwood Police cited Officer Ronald Wommack, 40, with driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving after he crashed his motorcycle on Roy Rogers Road while off duty late at night on June 11.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred near Southwest Borchers Drive near Highway 99W.
Wommack was riding his personal motorcycle Saturday, June 11 when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed, said Sherwood Police spokesman Jim Reed.
The Tigard officer was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland to be treated for his injuries.
Wommack was discharged from the hospital on June 12 in good condition and remains on paid leave from the Tigard Police Department, according to Tigard Police Chief Alan Orr.
Once Sherwood has concluded its investigation, Orr said that the Tigard Police Department plans to conduct its own internal investigation.
'That's typical for cases involving an officer in another precinct,' Orr said.
The findings of the internal investigation will determine any disciplinary action, Orr said.
Orr would not elaborate on the facts of the case, but said that 'it would be awhile' before an internal investigation is concluded.
A Tigard police officer for 10 years, Wommack serves as a patrol officer in Tigard.