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Reckless Driver Arrested After Leading Police On Downtown Chase

Friday, February 12, 2016

 

Frederick John Dekraker

A driver who nearly struck construction workers in Downtown Portland was eventually arrested on Wednesday after leading police on a chase through the city.

29-year-old Frederick John Dekraker was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of attempt to elude by vehicle, reckless driving and recklessly endangering workers.

Police say that two Portland Police Bureau Family Services  officers attempted to stop Dekraker’s dark blue 2001 on Southwest 3rd Avenue near Washington Street for traffic violations. The driver did not stop and drove away from police. Officers quickly ended their pursuit due to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic in the area.

Later in the day, Assistant Chief Bob Day and Chief Larry O'Dea were in a car stopped on Southwest Jefferson Street at Broadway when they saw the same vehicle speed through the intersection, nearly hitting several construction workers and sending traffic cones flying. 

The Chiefs attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver did not yield, continuing south on Broadway. None of the construction workers were injured in the incident.

As Dekraker fled police, he stopped and got out of his SUV. He started to lay down on the ground before getting back into his vehicle and driving away.

Dekraker eventually led police to the VA Hospital in Southwest Portland. he pulled into a parking structure where he was taken into custody and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

 

Related Slideshow: 60 Most Dangerous Intersections in Oregon

In 2013, Oregon’s 60 most dangerous intersections generated nearly 3,400 accidents, resulting in 56 deaths and more than 1,800 injuries.  GoLocalPDX brings you a list of these intersections, showing you where to drive with the most caution.

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#60 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & turning leg to Garfield St. 

Medford, Jackson County

Total Crashes: 13

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 8
Property Damage: 4

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#59 Most Dangerous

OR-43 & SW Iowa St.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 12 

Fatalities:
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 2

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#58 Most Dangerous

OR-219 & Everest Rd.

Newberg, Yamhill County

Total Crashes: 19

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 4
Property Damage: 14

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#57 Most Dangerous

I-405/Exit 2B

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 14

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 4

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#56 Most Dangerous

OR-8 & SW 187th Ave.

Aloha, Washington County

Total Crashes: 14

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 4

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#55 Most Dangerous

US-20 & NE Seward Ave.

Bend, Deschutes County

Total Crashes: 16

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 8
Property Damage: 7

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#54 Most Dangerous

OR-126B & N 54th St.

Springfield, Lane County

Total Crashes: 16

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 8
Property Damage: 7

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#53 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & NW East St.

Grants Pass, Josephine County

Total Crashes: 17

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 8
Property Damage: 8

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#52 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & E Park St.

Grants Pass, Josephine County

Total Crashes: 20

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 10

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#51 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & Richard Ave.

Eugene, Lane County

Total Crashes: 19

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 10
Property Damage: 8

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#50 Most Dangerous

OR-8 & SE 11th Ave.

Hillsboro, Washington County

Total Crashes: 18

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 11
Property Damage: 6

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#49 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Center St.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 102

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 53
Property Damage: 49

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#48 Most Dangerous

US-199 & Allen Creek

Grants Pass, Josephine County

Total Crashes: 19

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 11
Property Damage: 7

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#47 Most Dangerous

US-20 & 27th St.

Bend, Deschutes County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 12

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#46 Most Dangerous

OR-99EB/Mile Point 4.64-4.8

Salem, Marion County

Total Crashes: 20 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 11
Property Damage: 8

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#45 Most Dangerous

OR-8 & SW 110th Ave.

Beaverton, Washington County

Total Crashes: 107

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 50
Property Damage: 57

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#44 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & Mollala Ave.

Oregon City, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 23

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 9
Property Damage: 13

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#43 Most Dangerous

OR-99W & N Deborah Rd.

Newberg, Yamhill County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 10
Property Damage: 11

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#42 Most Dangerous

US-30BY & NE 72nd Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 18 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 14
Property Damage: 3

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#41 Most Dangerous

OR-99 & NE D St.

Grants Pass, Josephine County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 12
Property Damage: 9

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#40 Most Dangerous

OR-62 & North Pacific Hallow/Mile Point 0.05-0.14

Medford, Jackson County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 13
Property Damage: 8

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#39 Most Dangerous

I-84 & NE 33rd Ave. Exit

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 25

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 11
Property Damage: 13

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#38 Most Dangerous

OR-8 & Yew St.

Forest Grove, Washington County

Total Crashes: 21

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 15
Property Damage: 5

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#37 Most Dangerous

OR-99E & Hull Ave.

Lake Oswego, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 20

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 16
Property Damage: 3

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#36 Most Dangerous

OR-42 & SW Carnes Rd.

Roseburg, Douglas County

Total Crashes: 25

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 12
Property Damage: 12

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#35 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 362nd Ave.

Sandy, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 25

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 13
Property Damage: 11

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#34 Most Dangerous

US-26 & LEG (To Ruben Ln.)/Mile Point 23.35-23.52

Sandy, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 22

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 16
Property Damage: 5

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#33 Most Dangerous

I-84 & Irving St. Exit/Mile Point 1.15-1.44

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 104

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 60
Property Damage: 44

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#32 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Boyer Dr.

Milwaukie, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 23

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 16
Property Damage: 6

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#31 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 70th Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 27

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 13
Property Damage: 13

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#30 Most Dangerous

OR-62 & Merry Lane

Medford, Jackson County

Total Crashes: 25

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 17
Property Damage: 7

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#29 Most Dangerous

I-5 Near Exit 302A/Mile Point 302.76-302.95

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 34

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 19
Property Damage: 14

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#28 Most Dangerous

US-20 & SE Fulton St.

Albany, Linn County

Total Crashes: 37

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 20
Property Damage: 16

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#27 Most Dangerous

OR-62 & Delta Waters Rd.

Medford, Jackson County

Total Crashes: 42

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 17
Property Damage: 24

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#26 Most Dangerous

OR-99W & Warner Ave.

Tigard, Washington County

Total Crashes: 117 

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 70
Property Damage: 47

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#25 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 170th Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 118

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 73
Property Damage: 45

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#24 Most Dangerous

OR-22 & LEG (From Airport Rd.)

Salem, Marion County

Total Crashes: 52

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 22
Property Damage: 29

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#23 Most Dangerous

I-5 Near Exit 302A/Mile Point 302.52-302.76

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 140 

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 65
Property Damage: 75

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#22 Most Dangerous

US-30BY & N Greenwich Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 56

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 28
Property Damage: 27

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#21 Most Dangerous

US-26/Mile Point 72.74-73.07

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 156

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 70
Property Damage: 86

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#20 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Orchard Lane

Southgate, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 141 

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 85
Property Damage: 56

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#19 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Insley St.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 70

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 33
Property Damage: 36

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#18 Most Dangerous

I-5/Mile Point 300.19-300.51

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 155

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 77
Property Damage: 78

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#17 Most Dangerous

OR-22 & SE Hawthorne Ave.

Salem, Marion County

Total Crashes: 76

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 35
Property Damage: 40

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#16 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Causey Ave.

Happy Valley, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 80 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 41
Property Damage: 38

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#15 Most Dangerous

OR-99E & Dunes Dr.

Oregon City, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 82

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 44
Property Damage: 37

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#14 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 38th Ave.

Portland, Multnomah

Total Crashes: 81 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 46
Property Damage: 34

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#13 Most Dangerous

OR-211 Near OR-213 Merge

Molalla, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 3

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 0
Property Damage: 1

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#12 Most Dangerous

US-26 Near US-197 Merge

Madras, Jefferson County

Total Crashes: 4

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 1
Property Damage: 1

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#11 Most Dangerous

OR-58/Mile Point 14.41-14.54

Lowell, Lane County

Total Crashes: 6

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 0
Property Damage: 4

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#10 Most Dangerous

OR-18 & SW Caleb Payne Rd.

McMinnville, Yamhill County

Total Crashes: 6

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 1
Property Damage: 3

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#9 Most Dangerous

OR-11 & Ferndale Rd.

Milton-Freewater, Umatilla County

Total Crashes: 5

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 2
Property Damage: 1

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#8 Most Dangerous

OR-223 & Rickreal Rd. Exit

Dallas, Polk County

Total Crashes: 5

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 3
Property Damage: 0

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#7 Most Dangerous

US-97 & Rosland Rd.

La Pine, Deschutes County

Total Crashes: 9

Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 4
Property Damage: 3

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#6 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & LEG (From Beavercreek Rd.)/Mile Point 2.89-3.08

Oregon City, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 92

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 51
Property Damage: 40

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#5 Most Dangerous

I-5 & US-30

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 181

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 89
Property Damage: 92

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#4 Most Dangerous

OR-212 & I-205/Mile Point 4.92Z-5.18Z

Johnson City, Clackamas County

Total Crashes: 98

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 57
Property Damage: 40

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#3 Most Dangerous

US-26 & SE 28th Ave.

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 111

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 56
Property Damage: 54

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#2 Most Dangerous

OR-213 & SE Taggart

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 177 

Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 109
Property Damage: 67

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#1 Most Dangerous

US-26 & I-405

Portland, Multnomah County

Total Crashes: 381

Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 213
Property Damage: 168

 
 

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