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Gresham Man Arrested After Driving up to 110 MPH Heading to Church
05/24/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hasting
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Gresham-area man was arrested Sunday morning for Reckless Driving after he was observed by an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper in an unmarked patrol car southbound on Interstate 205 at speeds up to 110 mph. He told the trooper he was enroute to Salem to go to church with his mother, but he didn't make it because he went to the Clackamas County Jail instead.
 
On May 24, 2009 at approximately 9:45 a.m. OSP Trooper Colin Tracy was operating an unmarked OSP ADEP (Aggressive Driving Enforcement Program) patrol car southbound on Interstate 205 near Foster Road when he saw a white Honda Accord four-door driving in the left southbound lane at a high rate of speed. The Honda passed the unmarked OSP ADEP car and during the next several miles was observed making numerous lane changes without signaling, following too closely and was paced at speeds up 110 mph.
 
Trooper Tracy stopped the car and identified the driver as BRIAN ROBERT BOERTIEN, age 28, from Gresham. BOERTIEN was taken into custody for Reckless Driving and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail. He was issued two citations for Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit in Excess of 100 mph. The first was for driving 110 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. The second was for a different segment of driving after he had to slow for other traffic and then sped up to 103 mph in a 65 mph speed zone south of West Linn.
 
Clackamas County Jail online information indicates BOERTIEN was released on his own recognizance after being booked at the jail.