Portland man arrested after crash in which no one was injured, despite damage to both vehicles

COURTESY WCSO - This Washington County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle was damaged during an early Sunday morning collision on Hwy. 26.An impaired driver collided with a Washington County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle early Sunday morning on Hwy. 26 while the deputy was conducting a traffic stop.

No one was injured in the crash.

Dhivyasimhon Sridharan, 26, of Portland, was cited into Beaverton Municipal Court for DUII (alcohol and cannabis) and careless driving.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, at 5:38 a.m. on Oct. 29, a deputy was on a traffic stop on Hwy. 26 between the Sylvan exit and Highway 217 when his patrol vehicle was struck by a 2006 Honda Civic traveling westbound.

The deputy was outside of his patrol vehicle at the time and was not injured. Neither was Sridharan.

Beaverton police responded and handled the subsequent investigation.

In its press release, the WCSO said, "DUII is a 100% preventable crime. The Washington County Sheriff's Office encourages the public to designate a driver when they consume substances that could impair their ability to drive. Other alternative forms of transportation, such as taxis or app-based Uber or Lyft, are readily available in the metro area."

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