Suh was driving a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS in the city's nightclub district. The accident happened around 1:15 a.m., police said. Simpson said Suh had two passengers with him who were not identified and neither was injured.
"He wasn't drunk and wasn't driving crazy or anything. He wasn't a jerk," Sgt. Peter Simpson of the Portland Police is quoted by the Free Press as saying. "I think he stomped on the gas when he was going around a taxi and lost the back end, spun around and hit a tree and a light pole and a (drinking) fountain. No injuries to anybody and he didn't hit any other cars."