A Mulino man was arrested after rolling and crashing his pickup truck into a house in urban unincorporated Clackamas County near Gladstone Saturday night.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says several people had called 911 to report that a man later identified as Richard Allen Ellis Jr., 37, had rolled over during the crash into the house — and was attempting to leave on foot.
The first deputy arrived to find a group of people watching while several people prevented the suspect driver from leaving. Ellis was said to be agitated, complaining that people were trying to fight him.
The responding deputy explained they were trying to keep him from leaving. Ellis confirmed to the deputy that he was trying to leave to go home.
A subsequent crash investigation revealed that Ellis had been traveling east on SE Jennings Avenue in a Toyota truck when he drove off the road near SE Emerald Drive, through a front yard. He collided with the front porch of a home and rolled the truck.
American Medical Response paramedics and Clackamas Fire paramedics were on scene and offered to check Ellis, but he refused, demanding to go to a hospital. While at the hospital, a search warrant was granted to obtain a blood sample to determine Ellis’ blood alcohol content (BAC).
Ellis was subsequently arrested on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, second-degree criminal mischief II and hit and run. No one else was injured in the crash.
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