an additional indictment was served on McElhiney with charges for vehicular manslaughter and driving while impaired by drugs in the death of Robert Dukehart.
The officer was forced to take immediate evasive action and place the patrol car off the roadway to avoid being hit. We feel fortunate that our officer was not hit and seriously injured or killed in this incident.
Portland Police Officer Daniel Chastain was arrested by Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) – Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree. Chastain was booked into the Clackamas County Jail and later released.
He was arrested and charged by troopers with Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree, Careless Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and No Proof of Motor Vehicle Insurance.
Maryland Transportation Authority Police Spokesman First Sgt. Jonathan Green identified Dixon as the driver in the crash on the Bay Bridge on April 2, 2016, that killed Randy Drake Thrower when the vehicle that Dixon was driving slammed into the rear of a truck that was operating in the same direction on the eastbound span. “Alcohol, drugs and speed are considered factors in the crash,” reports Green.
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