Pamplin Media Group – 52nd Avenue hit-and-run driver returns to taunt victims, arrested

The driver not only intentionally crashed into another car, but came back and taunted the victim. The cops got it

If causing the accident was not enough, the hit-and-run driver who hit two vehicles in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood on Sunday evening, November 14, returned to the scene of his crime to admire the chaos before leaving. .

East Ward officers responded at 6:43 p.m. at the intersection of SE Flavel Street and 52nd Avenue to an “accident – hit and run – priority” call. Portland Fire & Rescue Woodstock Station 25 Engine Company was also dispatched; but the arrival of firefighters / paramedics found no serious injuries.

Witnesses told THE BEE that a “large, raised Chevy Silverado truck” was heading south on 52nd Avenue SE when it crashed into a Subaru Outback, facing south and stopped at a red light in Flavel .

“The truck hits it; pushes it through the intersection to the utility pole, then south for half a block, until the Subaru backs up a parked car,” one witness described.

The impact on the electric pole put the traffic lights at the intersection out of service.

A passenger in a second vehicle, who had just turned left from SE Flavel south 52d, said her car attempted to “block the Chevy truck” so it would not leave the scene. “But the truck hit us, and turned our car around 180 degrees, and took off (south) down the hill [on S.E. 52nd], she told us.

“Moments later the truck roars, north on 52nd, slows down, rolls down its window and laughs, crosses the convenience store parking lot and ‘peels the rubber’ heading east on Flavel Street and disappears into the distance,” the former said. the witness.

Another individual said he was shopping at the convenience store when the smashup occurred. “It looked like an explosion,” he said. “After I got out to look, I almost got run over by the truck in the parking lot as it drove through. ”

“Officers in the Eastern District have located Michael Prinkki Sr., 74, after the crash,” Portland Police spokesperson Lt. Nathan Sheppard told reporters. “He was arrested and charged with failure to comply with a driver’s obligations (hit and run), reckless driving and driving under the influence of intoxicants.”

PPB traffic investigators would still like to receive more information about this incident; if you can provide it, send an email to: This e-mail address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – and reference Case n ° 21-319266.


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