Voodoo Doughnut Founder Tres Shannon Crashed Into a Honey Bucket

"Dazed and confused" donut magnate rammed a porta-potty with his car


Tres Shannon had a pretty wild night last Aug. 22.  When police arrived at 2250 NW Quimby St. at 1:28 am, they found Shannon, a co-founder of Voodoo Doughnut, "dazed and confused." His 1992 Mercedes was high-centered on the sidewalk, police wrote, pinning a Honey Bucket port-a-potty against a construction fence. A witness told police that Shannon, now 48, had "rammed the porta-potty with the rear ...   More
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Appeals Court Ruling Throws State into DUII Tailspin

As Oregon heads into another booze-soaked weekend, police agencies and prosecutors are scrambling today to plan how to deal with DUII arrests after what could be a landmark Court of Appeals decision this week. Prosecutors say the 6-4 ruling filed Wednesday could force changes in the way police handle DUII arrests. A majority of the appeals court ruled the officer should have obtained a warrant ...   More
Friday, October 2, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Top Oregonian Editor Found Guilty of DUII

Robert Caldwell, editorial page editor at The Oregonian, has pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence stemming from his arrest in downtown Portland last month. According to court records, Caldwell entered the plea in Multnomah County Circuit Court on June 8. Judge Lewis Lawrence then found Caldwell guilty and sentenced him to a year-long diversion program. Oregon law also ...   More
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Second Offense: Mary Volm Ineligible for DUII Diversion, Faces One-Year Suspension

Friday's DUII arrest of former City of Portland spokeswoman and unsuccessful City Council candidate Mary Volm provides a teachable moment on Oregon DUII law. The first thing to note about Volm's arrest is that she is not eligible for diversion—a program in which a judge agrees to dismiss a DUII charge in exchange for completing a lengthy treatment program. The reason Volm isn't eligible ...   More
Monday, August 30, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Mary Volm, One-Time Candidate for City Hall, Arrested for DUII

Portland Police arrested Mary Volm, a former longtime City of Portland employee who ran unsuccessfully against Commissioner Dan Saltzman in the May primary for City Council, on suspicion of DUII and reckless driving Friday night. Volm had been riding her Vespa scooter in Southwest Portland when Portland Police arrived around 10:30 pm. Friday night's incident was Volm's second arrest for DUII. ...   More
Sunday, August 29, 2010 BETH SLOVIC


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