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Man arrested after allegedly driving through Tigard cornhole tournament

Police: Driver 'may have been opposed' to event's impact on business parking.


KOIN 6 NEWS PHOTO/BRIAN KIPE - Police officers in Tigard arrest a man who allegedly drove his pickup truck through a cornhole tournament outside JB O'Briens Pub.

This story has been updated from its original version.

Tigard Police said a man was arrested Saturday after witnesses said he drove his pickup truck through an outdoor cornhole tournament on Southwest Durham Road.

People were playing cornhole, a game in which players attempt to throw beanbags into a hole in raised platforms, outside JB O'Briens Pub, 11555 SW Durham Road, when 41-year-old Matthew Dolphin allegedly drove his Ford pickup through the gathering, disregarding tape and flags blocking off the parking spots where the tournament was taking place.

Police said they found Dolphin waiting by his pickup truck, which he left parked on top of several of the gaming platforms. He was arrested for criminal mischief and reckless driving and booked into the Washington County Jail.

Dolphin "may have been opposed to the outdoor event and the impact on available parking affecting his nearby business," according to a news release from the Tigard Police Department.

KOIN 6 News, The Times' news partner, identified the suspect as a Sherwood resident.

Police say Dolphin's business, the Oregon Music Academy, is next to the pub.

No injuries were reported, police said, although KOIN said witnesses said some people had to jump out of the way of the pickup truck.

The incident took place just before 11 a.m. Saturday.

Jim Redden contributed to this report.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with new information on the suspect's place of business.