Man indicted on manslaughter, DUI charge in pedestrian death

Published 11-28-2018

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 23-year-old man has been indicted on manslaughter and DUI charges related to the death of a pedestrian in North Portland.

Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill says Calum Breitenberg appeared in court Tuesday for an arraignment on the grand jury indictment.

A plea of not guilty was entered on Breitenberg's behalf.

Jason Burns was collecting bottles and cans on November 15 when Breitenberg drove his vehicle at a high rate of speed and crashed it into a parked Honda Civic.

Underhill says the impact pushed the Honda onto the sidewalk while Breitenberg's vehicle spun out of control and struck Burns.

Burns was hospitalized by later died of his injures.

Underhill says Breitenberg as intoxicated at the time of the crash. His next court date is Jan. 7.

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