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Naked man high on meth dodges traffic on I-405

Naked man high on meth dodges traffic on I-405

Thursday around 3:30 a.m., calls started coming in to 911 about a naked man running through Southwest Portland. Reports came in from SW 10th and Yamhill and then SW 16th and Yamhill.

Officers initially made contact with the man at Southwest 16th Avenue and Taylor Street but he was not responding to commands and ran away westbound towards I-405. Officers saw the man jump down approximately 15 feet and land on his back on the freeway, then get up and start running through oncoming freeway traffic. Several cars were swerving to avoid hitting the man and officers were eventually able to catch up to him and deploy a Taser to get the man into custody.

The man, later identified as 19-year-old Oleg Orestorich Lakotiy, was cited for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Reckless Endangerment and transported to a Portland hospital for treatment for a drug overdose of methamphetamine.

 

 

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