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Portland Police Officer Arrested for DUI After Crash

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

 

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. The Portland Police Bureau was notified this afternoon that an off-duty Portland Police officer was involved in a traffic crash in Clackamas County where alcohol was a factor. 

Officer Chastain is a 17-year-veteran of the Portland Police Bureau and was assigned to the Tactical Operations Division. Officer Chastain was placed on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard procedure, pending the resolution of the case in Clackamas County. 

Officer Chastain was driving a City of Portland vehicle at the time of the crash as he was in an "on-call" status while off-duty. 

The Portland Police Bureau cannot comment further on a personnel matter because it could interfere with the process of conducting a neutral, objective internal investigation and the Bureau must protect public employees' privacy interests consistent with the Oregon Public Records Law and relevant collective bargaining agreements. 

Once the investigation is complete, this event will be the subject of an internal review and presentation to the Police Review Board. 

 

 

Related Slideshow: Crime Trends in Portland - Good News and Bad News

The Portland Police Bureau's Strategic Services Division and the Criminology and Criminal Justice program at Portland State University (PSU) have partnered to provide an interactive tool to provide a longer term look at crime trends.

The interactive data shows the geographic distribution of crime in the city; and reveals insights into crime data.

See key findings below.

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Vandalism

GOOD NEWS: Overall, the news in Portland is positive regarding incidents of vandalism, but the decline has not been as rapid as some other crimes.

Vandalism has remained relatively consistent for the past five years.

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Domestic

GOOD NEWS: Domestic assaults saw significant decline in the late 1990s, but have been fairly consistent in the past five years.

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Guns

GOOD NEWS: The number of gun related crimes has seen the greatest declines of any of the tracked crime sectors. 

Gun related crimes decreased 80%.

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Bikes

BAD NEWS: The theft bikes has seen an 83% increase. Some of this is tied to the increase in biking, but the crime has been the biggest blemish on the crime trends.

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Robbery

GOOD NEWS: Street Robbery is down more than 25 years, but it has been fairly stagnant during the past five years.

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Non-Domestic Assaults

GOOD NEWS: The number of non-domestic assaults has remained relatively stagnant over the past five years.

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GOOD NEWS: Home breakins are down significantly, but like other categories (non-domestic assault and robbery) it has remained fairly constant during the past five years.

Over the 25 years residential robberies are down over 70%.

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