PORTLAND -- A Portland police car rolled over a suspect as he was on the ground after fleeing an officer who asked him about jaywalking.
The incident in downtown Portland started near SW 12th and Columbia at about 8:40 p.m. Monday, said Sgt. Pete Simpson. Two officers got out of a patrol car to question a man about jaywalking.
The man fled and was caught at Park and Main. As he was being taken into custody, a backup officer arrived, getting out of the car while it was still in gear, Simpson said. Then, the backup officer's car rolled forward over the suspect.
Another officer jumped in and stopped the car. The suspect was given immediate medical aid. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Simpson said.
The injured suspect, identified as Jimmy Duffey, 31, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, but police have not said exactly what it was for.
After his release from the hospital, Duffey was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on several charges, including disorderly conduct and Interfering with a police officer. He was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday at 2 p.m.
The Portland Police Bureau's traffic division was conducting an investigation and will submit the results to the Police Bureau's Collision Review Board.