DUII suspect arrested, accused of firing gunshot in NE Portland

DUII suspect arrested, accused of firing gunshot in NE Portland
Tyler Mathew Kahnert

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police arrested a Portland man who they said was driving drunk and fired a gunshot in Northeast Portland Saturday night.

Officers responded to a report of a gunshot near Northeast 82nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard just after 9:30 p.m., police said.

Police saw a car speeding northbound on 82nd and pulled the driver over.

The driver, 29-year-old Tyler Kahnert, had an open container of alcohol in his car, police said. Officers also found a handgun, a spent shell casing and a baggie of marijuana in the car.

Kahnert was taken to the Multnomah County Jail. He faces charges of DUII, reckless driving, carrying a concealed weapon, unlawful use of a weapon and delivery of marijuana.

He was also driving with a suspended license and had no insurance, police said.