PORTLAND, ORE. – 04/04/2016— Portland Police Bureau reports that on April 2, 2016, at 1:08 a.m., a Traffic Division officer stopped a vehicle at Northeast Broadway and North Williams Avenue after catching the driver on radar going 82 MPH in a 50 MPH zone on I-5.
The officer contacted the driver, 23-year-old Alonte Deshavion Richey, and determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. After further investigation, Richey was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants — Alcohol.
During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded handgun inside the vehicle.
Richey was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Driving, and DUII.
Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs injure and kill thousands of people every year. People consuming alcohol or drugs are urged not to get behind the wheel and should have a sober driver or utilize taxis, rideshare companies, or transit so everyone is safe on our streets.
The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.