PORTLAND, Ore. – A woman is without her Honda scooter after police found it mangled under a SUV that dragged it two miles from where it was parked it on Thursday.
The driver of the SUV was arrested for DUII. He was not identified by police.
Courtney Allen said her heart started pounding when she went out to ride the small Honda Spree scooter and could not find it after parking it near SE 6th and Alder Street.
Police eventually found it near SE 40th and Hawthorne - underneath an SUV. The mangled scooter had to be extracted from under the vehicle.
Before she was informed of the location of her missing Honda, Allen said she started asking around if anyone had seen the scooter and got unexpected help. “I went to a bar next door and asked anyone. And they said it was under someone's car and it was dragging,” she said.
After that bit of bad news, Allen said a cab driver “asked if we were looking for a scooter.” That led to Allen to the spot two miles from where she last parked the now-crumpled Spree.
Despite all the bad news, Allen was thankful to those who helped her find her ride. “Everyone was quite overly helpful and it was good,” she said.
Allen said she got just got the scooter in July and rode it regularly. She said it "quite unbelievable" the driver went two miles with the scooter under the vehicle.
Her helmet was still latched to the seat.