Beaverton police said a suspect ran over another man on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway after a dispute at a nearby nightclub, police said.
Police responding to the report of the vehicle assault found an unconscious man with severe injuries on the ground near Highway 217 shortly after 3 a.m.
They've identified the victim as Eduardo Hernandez-Dominguez.
Witnesses told police the suspect, 24-year-old Hector Torres-Espinoza, had followed Hernandez-Dominguez in his car after an altercation at the Blue Iguana. When the Hernandez-Dominguez's vehicle was stopped at a light near Highway 217, Torres-Espinoza rammed or bumped into the back of the his car at least once, officers said.
Hernandez-Dominguez got out and tried to confront Torres-Espinoza, but was run over and suffered serious injuries, police said.
"I don't know how another human could do that to someone else. How could you run another human being over? That's what alcohol does," Dan Hedges, who works next to the Blue Iguana said.
Witnesses were able to record a partial license plate for the car. Officers soon figured out the entire plate and put out a bulletin to the metro area.
Less than one hour later, police stopped a car with the same license plate in Clackamas County and arrested the driver, Torres-Espinoza, on driving under the influence and felony hit and run charges.
Detectives said they have since confirmed he is to blame for the confrontation on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.
The investigation shut down eastbound lanes of Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway during the Monday morning commute.
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