Arrest made in Barbur hit-and-run case

Portland police have arrested a Lake Oswego woman in connection with a major hit-and-run last week on Southwest Barbur Boulevard.

Here’s the news release from the Portland Police Bureau:

29-year-old M. A. Clinton of Lake Oswego turned herself in to officers at Central Precinct this afternoon. She has been booked into jail on two counts of Felony Hit and Run.

The charges come as a result of the hit and run crash on Friday August 16, 2013 at 12:50 a.m., that left the victim, 20-year-old Henry Schmidt, injured on the side of the road on Southwest Barbur Boulevard near the Capitol Highway ramp.

An anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Oregon led investigators to the suspect vehicle, a black 2011 Subaru Legacy, at a body shop in Wilsonville, Oregon. Additional investigation identified the driver.

Clinton will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on Friday.

As we’ve been reporting, a single driver’s actions aren’t the only factor at play on this consistently dangerous stretch of road, and we can only hope that the rest of this evening’s news coverage of the arrest will bear this in mind. In any case, stay tuned.

Update: KGW reports that “Clinton was driving with a suspended license, and according to court documents, she was convicted three times for speeding violations in Oregon.”

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