Aloha, OR : Driver flips pickup after hit-and-run crash on Friday, January 2, 2015
A drunk driver rolled his pickup truck in Aloha on January 2 after rear-ending someone at a stop light farther up the road, Washington County Sheriff's Officials said.
James Treacy was stopped at the light at Southwest Kinniman Road at 175th Avenue in Aloha when he says a pickup truck rear-ended him and took off.
"I honked a couple times he never acknowledged I was back there. So that was really strange," Treacy said.
That's when he decided he wasn't going to let the driver, later identified as Juan Guerrero, get away.
"I don't know. When I was rear-ended it felt like a pretty good hit. I didn't know the damage to my vehicle, and to let someone drive away... the chance of finding them, probably nothing would have happened," Treacy said.
Treacy followed him and called 911 to relay Guerrero's location. He says it was clear Guerrero was drunk.
"Who knows what could have happened if he wouldn't have been stopped, or if someone hadn't called him in. He could've hurt somebody," Treacy said. "Especially at 3:45 in the afternoon, kids are getting out of school in that area there's lots of kids around lots of people driving on the road."
Treacy says Guerrero almost hit several other cars as he followed the pickup. He said it all ended a few miles down the road when Guerrero flipped the pickup truck.
Treacy has a sore neck from the impact but is fine otherwise.
Guerrero was booked on hit-and-run, DUI and reckless driving charges.
According to court documents, Guerrero has been convicted of driving under the influence three times.
Driver flips pickup after hit-and-run crash: 'He could've hurt somebody'