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Driver Cited Following Minor Injury Crash into Washington County SO Motor Deputy
April 23, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Oregon State Police (OSP) cited a Portland-area man for two charges following a minor injury crash involving a Washington County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) motor deputy on the NW Brookwood Parkway overpass above Highway 26. The deputy was transported to St. Vincent Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
 
On April 23, 2013 at approximately 12:47 p.m., WCSO Deputy BRIAN UPTON, age not available, was parked stationary on the southbound shoulder of the NW Brookwood Parkway overpass on a police motorcycle. A 2009 Hyundai Sonata driven by LIN PENG, age 47, from NW Portland, exited westbound Highway 26 onto NW Brookwood Parkway and attempted to pass another vehicle using the shoulder where the deputy was positioned on the 2008 BMW motorcycle. The Hyundai's right front corner struck the rear of the motorcycle knocking it and the deputy onto the pavement.
 
Deputy UPTON received minor injuries and was transported by a WCSO supervisor to St. Vincent's Hospital for treatment.
 
PENG was not injured.
 
WCSO requested OSP troopers investigate the crash. Subsequent to the initial investigation, PENG was cited to appear in Washington County Circuit Court for Reckless Driving and Assault in the Fourth Degree.
 
Questions regarding Deputy UPTON and his service with WCSO should be referred to their agency.