PORTLAND, Ore. – A Portland police criminalist is accused of driving under the influence while on duty.

Criminalist Bradley McIntyre was arrested early Friday morning after responding to a shooting.

While at the scene, a supervisor became concerned by his behavior and asked him to sit down in the passenger seat of his car.

Moments later, police say McIntyre drove away.

He was eventually pulled over and arrested.

The 23-year veteran of the force has been placed on leave.

Here’s more from Portland Police:

On Friday, February 26, 2021, at about 12:22 a.m., Portland Police arrested Portland Police Criminalist Bradley McIntyre for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).
McIntyre was on duty when he responded to a shooting call near Northeast 66th Avenue and Northeast Thompson Street. Criminalists respond to such calls to document and collect evidence.

While McIntyre was at the scene, a supervisor became concerned by McIntyre’s behavior and asked him to sit down in the passenger seat of his assigned vehicle. Moments later, McIntyre was seen driving away in that vehicle. A patrol officer pulled behind McIntyre’s vehicle shortly after, near Northeast 61st Avenue and Northeast Thompson Street. McIntyre pulled over and he was subsequently taken into custody and processed for DUII.

McIntyre, at 23-year veteran, was cited to appear in court. McIntyre will be on paid administrative leave.

Separate from criminal proceedings, an internal administrative investigation will be conducted by the Police Bureau’s internal review process and ultimately will be presented to the Police Review Board, which is comprised of community members and Police Bureau members. Their findings will then be given to the Chief of Police. For a more detailed account of this process visit the following directives:

“Driving under the influence is a serious offense,” said Chief Chuck Lovell. “The public holds police to a higher standard, which we must always strive to meet and hold ourselves accountable. This matter will be subject to thorough administrative and criminal investigations.”

The Portland Police Bureau will not comment further on this personnel matter to ensure an objective internal investigation is conducted, and to protect public employees’ privacy interests.

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