Motorcyclist arrested after crash at Battle Ground cruise-in event


A motorcyclist who drove recklessly through police barricades and crashed into a vehicle during an impromptu cruise-in event in Battle Ground has been arrested. 

Zachary C. Green, 24, was booked into the Clark County Jail on charges of DUI, reckless driving, failure to obey a police officer and for an existing warrant for malicious mischief.

At around 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, patrol officers from Battle Ground closed a section of Main Street after several vehicles taking part in a cruise-in event began to “burnout” their tires, stated a news release. Officers diverted traffic and temporarily closed a portion of the street near the 10 block of East Main Street as a precaution for the large number of pedestrians who gathered to watch the event.

Shortly after the street was closed, Green ignored orders from police officers to stop as he drove recklessly through police barricades, proceeded through a red light and then crashed into a vehicle at the intersection of Parkway Avenue and Main Street, stated the release.

The occupants of the vehicle were not injured, but Green sustained minor scrapes and was treated by medical personnel at the scene before being released to law enforcement.

Battle Ground Police Chief Mike Fort commended officers who intervened when the event became unsafe, stated the release. 

“Although many people enjoy being a part of a cruise-in, safety is our number one priority,” Fort stated. “This incident serves as a reminder that poor decisions have consequences. We are thankful this situation was not worse.”


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