Police: Driver who hit man in wheelchair was intoxicated

Two pedestrians hit, one killed, overnight

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A driver who struck a 36-year-old man in a wheelchair with her truck Saturday night had been drinking and was impaired at the time of the crash, according to Portland Police.

The driver, 55-year-old Tami Irene Stein, was arrested for DUII and reckless driving, taken to the Multnomah County Detention Center and later released.

Police said the victim suffered serious injuries. He was taken by ambulance to a Portland hospital.

The accident happened at about 11:57 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Southeast Cesar Chavez Boulevard and Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard.

She was arrested in June 2012 in a major drug sting called "Operation Spring Cleaning." 

Clark County police said back then that Stein, who lived in Clackamas, allegedly brought 1.25 pounds of cocaine with another man to the Hazel Dell Fred Meyer parking lot. She was accused of five counts of delivery of a controlled substance. 

A document related to her latest release from jail indicates that she has prior convictions in Washington for drug dealing in 2012. She owns a home in both Portland and Vancouver and recently started a job at OHSU.

Stein's criminal record also includes six speeding violations between 2009 and 2010.

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