“I was just playing tag!”
This guy might not have been DWI (impaired) but he certainly deserves to explain to a Judge whey he allegedly assaulted a cop and then led police on a dangerous chase. He stands accused of DWI (driving while ignorant)
According to Portland Bureau Police, on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at approximately 10:00 a.m., two Transit Police Division officers were stopped in traffic on Southeast Powell Boulevard at 72nd Avenue when a motorcycle rider rode between traffic lanes westbound and passed the marked police car. As he rode by, the rider slapped the right forearm of one of the officers, who had it resting on the open window sill of the patrol car.
The rider, later identified as 24-year-old Michael David Lindenburger, sped through the red light and drove away westbound on Powell Boulevard then made a quick turn northbound on 71st Avenue.
Lindenburger led officers on a traffic pursuit but officers disengaged at approximately 67th Avenue and Powell Boulevard due to Lindenburger’s reckless driving and speed in the neighborhood.
A Traffic Division officer spotted Lindenburger on the Ross Island Bridge and stopped him on the West side of the bridge, where Lindenburger stopped and was arrested without incident.
Lindenburger was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, and Harassment.
Lindenburger’s motorcycle was towed from the scene.