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Man Arrested Following Hit & Run Crash, Assault and Theft of Other Driver's Keys
07/08/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A 22-year old Seaside man is facing numerous charges after he was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) following a Wednesday afternoon hit and run crash in which he physically assaulted another driver, took the victim's car keys and then fled the scene on the Interstate 205 Abernethy Bridge. An OSP trooper found the suspect passed out in his car at a shopping center parking lot north of Interstate 205 in the West Linn area, where he was subsequently arrested.
 
On July 7, 2010 at approximately 2:35 p.m. OSP troopers were dispatched to a reported hit and run crash southbound on the Interstate 205 Abernethy Bridge near milepost 9. Upon arrival, troopers were told by the victim driver, THOMAS ANDREW BROWN, age 61, from Beaverton, that after the initial minor crash he got out to talk to the other driver and noticed he was intoxicated. When BROWN told the other driver to wait for police to arrive, the other driver struck BROWN on the side of his neck, took his car keys and then drove away southbound. BROWN was unable to move his gold 2007 Pontiac G4 four-door from the left southbound lane because the suspect took his keys.
 
Trooper Will Brindza found the suspect's vehicle, a silver 2004 Toyota Avalon four-door, parked in the Albertson's parking lot north of the Interstate 205 10th Street interchange. The driver, JUSTIN MICHAEL ROGERS, age 22, from Seaside, was unconscious and appeared to be very intoxicated. Medical personnel were dispatched and prior to their arrival ROGERS woke up and refused any medical treatment.
 
OSP drove BROWN to the parking lot where he positively identified ROGERS as the driver who collided with his car, assaulted him and then took his keys. BROWN did not receive medical treatment.
 
ROGERS was arrested and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:
  • Robbery in the Third Degree
  • Assault in the Fourth Degree
  • DUII
  • Reckless Driving
  • Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver Involved in an Accident
 
Bail is listed at $45,000.  West Linn police assisted during the incident.