Officers surprise suspected DUII driver caught passed out behind the wheel

Officers arrest suspected DUII driver in NE Portland - Photo courtesy Portland Police

A suspected drunk driver was arrested early Sunday morning after officers found him asleep inside their SUV in the middle of a Northeast Portland intersection, Portland Police officials said.

Officers were called out about 3:20 a.m. when someone saw the driver passed out behind the wheel at the intersection of NE 99th Avenue and Glisan Street, police said.

Arriving officers positioned their patrol cars around the vehicle to prevent the driver from leaving when woken up.

Police reports say he hit the accelerator, but officers stopped him from getting away. He was later booked into the Multnomah County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants.

KATU News has reached out to police for more information on the arrest; this story will be updated.

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