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1 Oct 2014
2 Oct 2014
Suspected DUII driver had 5-year-old son in car
A Hillsboro man was arrested in West Linn on Sunday night on suspicion of attempting to elude police officers, DUII and other charges.
Jesus Hernandez, 24, was apprehended by Oregon State Police with assistance from the Clackamas County Sheriffs Office and the West Linn Police Department. The arrest came after numerous complaints about a driver on I-5 who was using multiple lanes, nearly hit other vehicles and struck construction zone barrels.
At about 10:40 p.m., an OSP senior trooper attempted to stop the vehicle as it traveled northbound on I-5. According to police, the driver failed to yield and continued onto I-205, driving at speeds between 50 and 60 mph. As OSP was joined by Clackamas County deputies, West Linn police moved into strategic locations to assist with spike strip deployment.
The vehicle took the 10th Street exit in West Linn, where it ran over spike strips and stopped. Hernandez was taken into custody, and when officers checked the car they found the driver's 5-year old son seated inside, according to police.
Hernandez was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on charges of felony attempt to elude in a vehicle, DUII, reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person.
An OSP trooper drove the child to the OSP Portland Area Command office, where he was released to a family member, police said.
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