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Driver accused of DUII and hitting teen has been in trouble before

Driver accused of DUII and hitting teen has been in trouble before

HILLSBORO, Ore. – A Beaverton man accused of drunk driving and hitting a teenager walking on the sidewalk faced a judge on Monday – and it’s not his first time in front of the bench.

Bradley Gray, 25, has appeared in either Washington or Multnomah County courtrooms many times in recent years – including appearances in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2012 for various crimes.

His most recent charges include assault and DUII stemming from a crash on April 4. That’s when police said Gray lost control of his BMW, drove onto the sidewalk and hit 17-year-old Janae Doby. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges.

Doby suffered a dislocated shoulder, broken ribs and a broken leg. She told KATU days afterwards that she was in excruciating pain.

She is still recovering, but is able to get around in a wheelchair.

On Monday, Gray’s defense lawyer asked for a judge to lower his bail, arguing that Gray still lives at home and has a plan in place to get treatment.

But prosecutors and the judge questioned that, noting that Gray has lived at home since 2005 when he faced other alcohol, theft and drug charges.

Judge Gayle Nachtigal also grilled Gray’s mother about how her son could get in trouble so many times. She said her son has listened before when they told him things, but that they weren’t aware of the full extent of his problems until recently. She eventually told the judge that "he's an adult."

Ultimately, Nachtigal decided that Gray would stay in jail until he could get into a treatment program.

Prosecutors said Gray’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit on the night of the crash, even when his blood was drawn two hours afterwards. They also said he tried to flee the scene before being arrested.

Gray’s previous arrests include marijuana possession near a school, theft and several parole or probation violations.