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Tipsy driver smashes into Brooklyn scooter rider

Traffic came to an abrupt stop along at S.E. 17th Avenue at Holgate Boulevard on Tuesday, October 9th, at about 10:35 pm – when a Sport Utility Vehicle plowed into 28-year-old woman riding a motor scooter.

Officers en route to the accident learned that the driver of the silver 1999 Honda CRV SUV had fled the scene, and headed westbound on Holgate towards McLoughlin Boulevard.

by: MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - Arrested on a variety of charges after fleeting a traffic accident at Milwaukie and Holgate was J. Barclay Zimmerli.“Medical personnel treated the victim, who was conscious but not very responsive,” reported Portland Police Bureau Public Information Officer Sgt. Pete Simpson. “She was transported to a Portland hospital with serious injuries.” Five minutes after the initial call, an officer located the suspect vehicle which had crashed into the Darigold property, located at the corner of S.E. Woodward Street and McLoughlin Boulevard. “The driver, J. Barclay Zimmerli, was arrested and charged with DUII, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver,” Simpson said. Zimmerli was booked into the Multnomah County Jail with bail set at $10,250, but has since been released.