Courtroom paperwork say the suspect advised paramedics he snorted cocaine earlier than the crash, and his blood alcohol content material was 0.134%, which is above the authorized restrict.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A wrong-way driver who authorities consider was impaired crashed head-on into one other driver on Interstate 84 in Portland early Thursday morning.
The opposite driver, recognized by the Multnomah County District Lawyer’s Workplace as Devontay Rhodes, died on the scene.
The incorrect-way driver, 28-year-old Brian Paul Gardner, suffered minor accidents, in line with Portland police.
Courtroom paperwork say Gardner advised a paramedic that he’d snorted cocaine earlier than the crash. Hospital workers reported that Gardner’s blood alcohol content material was 0.134%, effectively above the authorized restrict for driving of 0.08%.
Gardner is charged with two counts of DUII, one rely of second-degree manslaughter and one rely of reckless driving.
The crash occurred within the eastbound I-84 lanes underneath the Interstate 205 freeway ramps.
Investigators mentioned Gardner was driving the mistaken manner in a curved space on I-84 the place it will have been tough for drivers going the fitting route to see earlier than the crash.