Skip to comments.UPDATE: Zupan's Markets founder dies, other driver may face manslaughter charge.
Posted on 08/31/2011 8:31:20 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
The man suspected of driving the vehicle that hit a motorcycle head-on in Portland on Monday, fatally injuring a Vancouver man, may face a first-degree manslaughter charge in connection with the crash, according to a Portland police bulletin.
Edy Porfirio Reynoso-Ramirez, 32, allegedly drove the 1998 Honda Civic that crossed the center line on Marine Drive on Monday and struck a 2009 BMW motorcycle driven by John Zupan, the 66-year-old founder of Zupans Markets.
Zupan died overnight Tuesday from injuries sustained in the crash, a nursing supervisor at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center said Wednesday morning.
Ramirez was speeding, driving erratically and passing other vehicles before the crash, according to police. Both vehicles left the road, and the driver fled on foot, but police said they quickly captured him.
Wednesday evening, Reynoso-Ramirez was being held in the Multnomah County detention center on suspicion of second-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and hit-and-run driving that caused injury and damage to property, a jail employee said.
Hes also being held without bail on a federal immigration hold as a suspected illegal immigrant.
First-degree manslaughter charges may be added now that Zupan died, the police bulletin said.
Also since Zupan died, the charge of second-degree assault may be dropped in court, a jail employee said Wednesday.
(Excerpt) Read more at columbian.com ...
Court Case No. 110833632 DA Case No. 2225721 Citation No. None Charge Bail Status ASSAULT II (B Felony) $250,000 Unsentenced FAIL PERF DOD INJ (C Felony) $5,000 Unsentenced FAIL PERF DOD PROP (A Misdemeanor) $2,500 Unsentenced DUII - MISD (A Misdemeanor) $2,500 Unsentenced RECKLESS DRIVING (A Misdemeanor) $2,500 Unsentenced
Court Case No. None DA Case No. None Citation No. None Charge Bail Status USI HOLD (U ) $0 Unsentenced
Court Case No. None DA Case No. None Citation No. None Charge Bail Status MANSLAUGHTER I (A Felony) $250,000 Unsentenced
Bail required could be the full amount or 10% of the full amount.
Send him to San Francisco. Council will provide him full protection.
Napolitano is keeping us safe by focusing on the criminal illegal aliens.........
Immigration hold? That was “unexpected”...
They offered him bail?
OH no! John Zupan founded some really nice grocery stores that have particularly great produce, meats, wines...sort of a locally owned Whole Foods but he was here first.
I wonder if the Obamalovers, greenies, bleeding hearts here in Ptd will re-think their positions on illegals. Yeah, not likely, unfortunately.
.Portland has become an Illegal's Wonderland. They surround Portland in a ring of outlying towns not 50 miles away.
That comment was better than Freeper comments. The trend is for newspaper sites to publish bland PC articles about racial (black) flash mobs and illegal immigrant crime...... Then allow comments through that tell the rest of the story.
These news sites know that if they disallow comments the sites gets fewer visits thus less ad revenue. New York Times comments are awful and are 99% liberal. Maybe they censor conservatives there