By Austin De Dios
Police arrested a 35-year-old woman on Saturday for threatening and harassing female police officers following a car crash in North Portland, the Portland Police Bureau reported.
Sasha Lundy could face second-degree bias crime, menacing and DUII charges after confronting the two officers, police said Monday.
Officers responded to a call at around 5:45 p.m. Saturday and arrived to find a 1998 Nissan Altima resting on its top at North Houghton Street and Haven Avenue. The car had four passengers, including a 5-year-old.
Police believe the Nissan struck a parked car and flipped over. The accident left two adult passengers with minor injuries, police said. The third adult and the 5-year-old were unharmed.
27-year-old Dominique Gonzales, originally believed to be the driver, attempted to leave the scene. He physically resisted officers as they tried to arrest him, and officials said Lundy and 33-year-old Gregory Robinson tried to intervene. Neighbors in the area heard the confrontation, and some of them tried to stop the arrest, police said.
Officers called for backup, and a total of 16 units arrived at the scene. They were attempting to de-escalate the situation when Lundy began targeting a female sergeant and officer, threatening to assault them because of “her perception of their race and gender,” according to the police statement.
Lundy was identified as the driver, and police said alcohol and the car’s speed were factors in the crash. The Portland Police Bureau said she was handcuffed and arrested at the scene, then given criminal citations and released.
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