Newberg man arrested
TUALATIN — Following a reported complaint Tuesday night of a possible drunk driver near Tualatin, an Oregon State Police Senior Trooper located and arrested the driver who was also wanted on a Yamhill County warrant.
OSP identified the suspect as Aaron William Thomas Moken, 24, of Newberg. He was charged with one count each of driving under the influence of intoxicants, driving while suspended, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, reckless driving and identity theft.
The Yamhill County warrant charges him with one count each of assault, harassment and strangulation, according to OSP.
State police gave this account of the incident:
At about 8:40 p.m., a citizen reported to OSP dispatch that a possible drunk driver was southbound on Interstate 205 near Interstate 5. Senior Trooper Robin May was working construction work zone safety enforcement in the Sherwood/Tigard area and responded in an effort to find the vehicle.
As the caller stayed on the phone providing location updates, May saw the vehicle, being driven without lights on, turn from the Southwest Tualatin-Sherwood Road onto Highway 99W. He stopped the vehicle.
During the initial contact, the driver had no identification and provided a false name. Subsequent investigation confirmed his actual name and learned the warrant was issued Tuesday morning.
May also found small amounts of suspected heroin, marijuana and other evidence.
Moken was lodged in the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro.