Portland Police Arrest Off-Duty Portland Firefighter for DUI …he struck telephone pole…
Fire Chief James Richard Forquer
According to police, on Tuesday January 25, 2011, at approximately 7:36 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a traffic crash at Southeast 158th Avenue and Foster Road. The officer arrived and learned that the vehicle, a 2008 Jeep Wrangler, had struck a telephone pole and was in a ditch on the South side of Southeast Foster Road. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Officers contacted the driver, 48-year-old James Richard Forquer, and after an investigation arrested him for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Alcohol) and Reckless Driving. Forquer was uninjured in the crash.
Forquer was booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Forquer is a Battalion Chief with the Portland Fire Bureau and the President of the Portland Firefighters Association. …MORE