Press release date: Tue Aug 17th, 2010
WEST LINN - Brian Keith CHARLESWORTH, age 54, of Fairview, was arrested Monday near West Linn City Hall after Officer Vinnie Moreschi observed Mr. Charlesworth driving erratically in a road construction area. He drove out of line nearly striking a construction flagger, running over cones, and tearing up newly laid asphalt.
Mr. Charlesworth sped into the parking lot near City Hall, spinning and smoking his tires, nearly striking two pedestrians. He slammed his pickup truck into reverse, again spinning and smoking his tires, sliding backwards into a handicap parking space.
Officer Moreschi stopped in front of Mr. Charlesworth's vehicle as he was walking away, ordering him to stop. Mr. Charlesworth cursed at Officer Moreschi telling him to leave him alone. The officer didn't accept that response. Charlesworth eventually produced a driver's license, and again walked away toward a doctor's appointment. The officer ordered him to stop. Mr. Charlesworth refused and continued on to the doctor's office, telling Moreschi to arrest him or leave him alone.
Officer Moreschi placed Mr. Charlesworth under arrest as he approached the receptionist at the doctor's office. He was taken into custody without further incident. When questioned about what took placed, Mr. Charlesworth was belligerent, claiming he "accidentally missed" the persons he endangered, saying he missed them by 10 feet.
Mr. Charlesworth was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangering. Mr. Charlesworth has previous convictions for Assault, Eluding Police – Vehicle, and DUII. Other charges are pending.
Contact Info: Detective Sergeant Dave Kempas 503-655-6214 ext 4411