Driver Accused of Hitting Man with Car Multiple Times before Fleeing the Scene

A 65-year-old Milwaukie man is in custody for allegedly hitting a man with his car more than once before fleeing the scene. According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Leslie Raymond Meyer struck a man, Jason Schwartz, 38, from Portland, in the parking lot of a 7-11 in Happy Valley on the afternoon of Dec. 30.

Meyer allegedly left the victim lying on the asphalt with serious injuries and fled the scene to a nearby Babies ‘R’ Us on SE 82nd Avenue, where he was located and detained by police. Schwartz was transported to OHSU for treatment, where he is expected to recover.

Meyer has been charged with attempted murder, hit and run and second-degree assault. He has a long criminal history, including a series of driving and alcohol-related infractions over the past several years. He remains in custody at the Clackamas County Jail.

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