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Tualatin Police arrest California man found passed out in truck on I-5

WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PHOTO - Patrick Anthony Jones.This story has been updated from its original version.

Tualatin Police said they arrested a California man after finding him passed out, apparently drunk, in a semi-truck on Interstate 5 early Sunday morning.

Patrick Anthony Jones, 52, faces charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, reckless endangering and unlawful possession of a firearm. Police said his truck was found “jack-knifed” on the freeway northbound.

Jennifer Massey, a spokeswoman for the Tualatin Police Department, said the truck had come to a stop off the far left lane of the freeway near milepost 289, or the Southwest Nyberg Street and Tualatin-Sherwood Road exit. The truck was blocking at least one lane of traffic, she added.

Massey said Jones had a loaded, concealed handgun but did not have a concealed carry permit.

The call came in at 3:15 a.m., Massey said. Tualatin Police assisted Oregon State Police troopers at the scene.

Jones was booked into the Washington County Jail.

The suspect was identified as a resident of Big Bear City, about 40 miles northeast of San Bernardino, Calif.

Editor's note: An original version of this story misstated the suspect vehicle. It was a semi-truck. This story has been updated with more information from the Tualatin Police Department.