Portland officer avoids jail in DUI case

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland police officer who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving and reckless driving avoided jail time.

John Patrick Shadron was sentenced Friday by Multnomah County Circuit Judge Michael McShane to two years' probation and 120 hours of community service. He'll also have his license suspended for a year and 90 days, but his lawyer says he's seeking a hardship permit to drive to work.

The Oregonian reports Shadron has been assigned to the bureau's telephone reporting unit since his arrest in November. He rear-ended a pickup truck at a stoplight in Gresham, injuring the driver, and also hit a car. Under a civil compromise with the other drivers, Shadron and his insurer agreed to pay nearly $118,000 for injuries and property damage.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com