A Vancouver man is accused of drunken driving after Portland police say he was involved in a three-vehicle crash and drove away while his car was on fire.
Portland police responded at 4:47 p.m. Thursday to a crash on the St. John’s Bridge. A blue Kia Rio crashed into the rear of a white Nissan Kicks, which pushed the Nissan into the back of a gray Toyota Tacoma, according to a police news release.
The driver of the Kia, later identified as Andrew Jay Johnson, 22, of Vancouver, drove away from the crash, but the Kia caught fire. Johnson drove for 4 miles with his car on fire before he was forced to stop at Northwest 29th and Yeon avenues, Portland police said.
The first officer to arrive spotted Johnson walking away from his car. The officer lost sight of Johnson, but a witness helped the officer find him near a business in the 3300 block of Yeon Avenue, the news release states.
Johnson was evaluated for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Portland police. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center in Portland on charges of DUI, reckless driving and two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver.