The Oregon State Police are looking for anyone who witnessed this odd event on Friday night near Hillsboro. Oregon State Police arrested a Gresham-area man Friday night on several charges as he used a vehicle equipped with a full roof light bar, strobe lighting and siren to move through post-Hillsboro Air Show traffic.
The blue 1999 Ford Ranger pickup drove northbound through a red light at the intersection of Cornelius Pass Road and Cornell Road where at least two vehicles swerved to avoid a collision with the pickup. A trooper stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Timothy Benz, 30. Benz said he works for a private flagging and traffic safety company and was enroute to traffic crashes on Portland-area bridges. There were no such crashes. If you have any information about this OSP would like to talk with you. Benz was cited for Reckless Driving and two counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person. He was also lodged in the Washington County Jail for Probation Violation after OSP advised his probation officer of the circumstances related to the arrest.