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Story by Oregon Herald staff
Published on Tuesday April 20, 2021 - 9:18 AM

PORTLAND, Oregon - On Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 3:02 A.M., two North Precinct officers were in the area of Northeast 79th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard on a call of a suspicious person possibly casing cars. An officer witnessed a 1999 Toyota Camry driving with no headlights accelerating towards the other officer's car from behind. The Camry struck the police vehicle, causing significant damage. The officer was not seriously hurt. The driver and passenger in the Camry suffered minor injuries. The driver was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Officers conducted a crash investigation and determined the driver of the Camry was impaired. Forty-year-old Jeremy J. Heisler (photo is from a previous arrest in 2017) was cited and released for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, and misdemeanor Driving While Suspended or Revoked.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.