Man breaks into apartment building – with a truck

Police say this guy is yet another good example of how
drinking and driving don’t mix ‚Ķ

One wonders how fast this truck must have been going, to do this kind of damage.

It looked like the driver bulldozed through boulders to get his truck firmly wedged into the front of this apartment house in southeast Portland. You can see one boulder behind the passenger-side rear tire.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton
On a relatively quiet afternoon in southeast Portland, it looked like a fellow tried going into the front door of an apartment, perhaps to lounge in the living room or get a snack in kitchen.

The only problem was – he was still driving his large pickup truck!

Police say they got a call just after 3:00 p.m. about a truck that ran into an apartment building on SE 68th Ave., just south of Foster Road, on August 22.

Police say this man shouldn’t have been behind the wheel of any vehicle — in his condition.

“We’ve arrested 41-year-old Michael Herrin for DWII and Reckless Driving,” an officer on scene tells us. “Driving while intoxicated causes so many problems,” he adds, “I wish people would stop and think before they drink and drive.”

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