Man arrested after allegedly driving through Tigard cornhole tournament
Police: Driver 'may have been opposed' to event's impact on business parking.
*This story has been updated from its original version.
Tigard Police said a man was arrested Saturday after witnesses reported that 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 S.W. 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.
According to a news release from the Tigard Police Department, Dolphin "may have been opposed to the outdoor event and the impact on available parking affecting his nearby business.
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 reported that 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.