Joshua James Hooper

Joshua James Hooper, booking photo.

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Police arrested a hit-and-run suspect after they say the driver crashed into a bicyclist and several cars Monday afternoon in northwest Portland.

A police officer says they heard the first collision near Northwest 22nd Avenue and Northwest Davis Street around 3 p.m. and found two parked cars with damage. The officer spoke with witnesses at the scene who said the hit-and-run driver continued northbound, according to police.

The officer while searching for the driver stopped to help a bicyclist who said they had been hit by the driver near Northwest 22nd Avenue and Irving Street.

The driver after hitting the cyclist hit another parked car, which then hit two other parked vehicles, according to police.

The suspect, later identified as Joshua James Hooper, abandoned his vehicle, fled on foot, and was later arrested. Hooper was booked into the Multnomah County Jail, where he is listed as facing charges including assault in the third degree, failure to perform the duties of a driver, and reckless driving.

The cyclist was transported to an area hospital with what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be okay.

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I recall these hit-and-run events were rare before the City went to Pot!

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