Drunk Driver Crashes into Building Early Sunday Morning -- Arrested for DUII, Other Charges

Portland Police Bureau - 01/20/19

On Sunday January 20, 2019, at 2:15 a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southeast Grand Avenue and Washington Street on the report that a driver in a red Porsche 911 crashed into a building and the driver was attempting to run away from the scene.

Officers arrived in the area and, aided by information from witnesses, located and arrested the driver in the area. During the investigation, officers determined that the driver was impaired by alcohol.

30-year-old Vasiliy Kutsar was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person (three counts), and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run).

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.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390