Video: Police Believe Wrong-Way Truck Driver Was Intoxicated

Police believe alcohol was a factor in an overnight, wrong-way truck crash on the Glenn Jackson Bridge in Portland, Oregon.

Police reported dispatchers began getting calls about a wrong-way truck driver on Interstate 84 at approximately 4:00 am on Monday.

49-year-old Kenneth Eugene Burgess traveled for several miles, with police in pursuit,  before crashing head-on into an oncoming car driven by 24-year-old Katherine Emerson.

“The sheriff’s office began pursuing the truck, which continued on to the I-205 bridge northbound in the southbound lanes,” Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau told KGW.

The crash totaled Emerson’s vehicle and damaged the truck and a police car.  Emerson was taken to the hospital and was later released. Burgess was treated at the scene, then arrested and charged with DWI, criminal mischief and reckless driving.  His bail was set at $10,000.

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