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Portland police arrest driver in hit-and-run; victim in critical condition


PORTLAND, Oregon — Authorities say they have arrested a driver who hit a pedestrian in downtown Portland and sped away from the scene.

The Portland Police Bureau say a 50-year-old male victim suffered from traumatic injuries on Sunday morning and was transported to a Portland hospital. He is in critical condition.

Police quickly spotted the suspect's car near the Portland University Campus and used a special intervention technique to stop it. A police vehicle bumped the suspect's car, forcing it to spin sideways and stop, leading to the arrest.

The name of the driver, an adult male, has not been released. Preliminary information indicates he may be under the influence of alcohol.

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