Driver Accused of Hitting Man with Car Multiple Times before Fleeing the Scene

A 65-year-old Milwaukie man is in custody for allegedly hitting a man with his car more than once before fleeing the scene. According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Leslie Raymond Meyer struck a man, Jason Schwartz, 38, from Portland, in the parking lot of a 7-11 in Happy Valley on the afternoon of Dec. 30.

Meyer allegedly left the victim lying on the asphalt with serious injuries and fled the scene to a nearby Babies ‘R’ Us on SE 82nd Avenue, where he was located and detained by police. Schwartz was transported to OHSU for treatment, where he is expected to recover.

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Meyer has been charged with attempted murder, hit and run and second-degree assault. He has a long criminal history, including a series of driving and alcohol-related infractions over the past several years. He remains in custody at the Clackamas County Jail.

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