Portland cop accused of driving drunk off duty in police car to appear in court

By Everton Bailey Jr. | The Oregonian/OregonLive on December 12, 2016 at 9:13 PM, updated December 13, 2016 at 12:53 PM
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Timothy Robinson

A Portland police sergeant is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on suspicion of driving drunk in a police car while off duty during the weekend.

Timothy K. Robinson, 43, is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. in Beaverton Municipal Court on an accusation of driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was booked into the Washington County Jail around 12:30 a.m. Saturday and released around 5 a.m., jail staff said.

Robinson, an 18-year police veteran, is a sergeant with Portland police’s drugs and vice division. The police bureau said he has been reassigned to the telephone reporting unit pending a resolution in the case.

Robinson was driving the city-owned vehicle he used as part of his police duties when he was arrested by officers in Beaverton, Portland police said. No further information about his arrest has been released.

Robinson is the second Portland police officer arrested this year on suspicion of intoxicated driving in a police car.

Daniel Chastain, a 18-year veteran on the gang enforcement team, was arrested in April after a crash in Happy Valley. He was sentenced to 32 days in jail in August for driving under the influence of intoxicants, fourth-degree assault and reckless driving.

Chastain remains on paid administrative leave as of Monday because an internal review of the crash still hasn’t been completed, Portland police said.




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