Former Portland City Council candidate charged in DUI

Booking photo for Mary Elizabeth Volm. »Play Video
Booking photo for Mary Elizabeth Volm.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Mary Volm, a candidate who ran against Dan Saltzman in this year's Portland City Council primary, was arrested Aug. 27 by Portland police.

She faces charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving.  Both are class A misdemeanors.

A Portland Police spokesperson tells us Saturday afternoon that a Water Bureau security officer phoned Multnomah County 9-1-1 at 10:15 p.m. Friday to report that "a female had fallen off her Vespa scooter at the 2400 block of Southwest Park Place, was becoming agitated, and was beginning to start fights with witnesses." 

Portland Police arrived and arrested the 56 year old for the above charges. Volm is a former public information officer for the City of Portland’s Transportation Department. However, she is no longer a city employee.

The former City Council candidate was booked into the Multnomah County Jail at 3:42 a.m. Saturday and subsequently released, said Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson.

Volm is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning in Multnomah County Circuit Court.