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Portland Police Not Commenting On Cop Charged With DUII

<p>The Portland Police Bureau is staying silent after an off-duty officer who was likely intoxicated crashed a city-owned vehicle Monday afternoon.</p>

Michael Clapp

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The Portland Police Bureau is staying silent after an off-duty officer who was likely intoxicated crashed a city-owned vehicle Monday afternoon.

After an accident involving an officer who was likely intoxicated while driving a city-owned vehicle Monday afternoon, Portland Police are not commenting.

Portland Police Bureau spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said the agency can’t comment on the incident because it’s a personnel matter and it could interfere with conducting a neutral investigation.

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

On Monday afternoon, Portland police officer Daniel Chastain was driving a vehicle owned by the city when he collided with a pickup and rolled over.

The accident occurred in Clackamas. Officials said in a release that Chastain was off duty at the time of the crash. Simpson said Monday was Chastain's "regular day off."

According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, alcohol and excessive speed are possible factors leading to the crash.

After a scene investigation, Chastain was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, reckless endangering and first degree criminal mischief. The Clackamas County District Attorney's Office will review the case.

Copyright 2016 Oregon Public Broadcasting

Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer covering criminal justice and legal affairs for OPB.