The founder of Dave's Killer Bread was arrested late Thursday evening after reportedly acting strangely in a home before wrecking three cruisers from the Washington County sheriff's office.
David James Dahl, 50, of Milwaukie, was accused of second-degree assault, assaulting a police officer, attempting to elude a police officer, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and reckless driving.
His checkered life that saw him in prison and his story of redemption and financial success are part of the allure of the branding of his organic bread line, introduced at the Portland Farmer's Market in 2005.
The incident began about 10 p.m.. when a Cedar Hills woman called 911 to report a disturbance in the 2400 block of SW Timberline Drive, according to a sheriff's office spokesman. She said her friend was acting erratically and she needed help.
Arriving deputies saw a black Cadillac Escalade leaving. The driver struck one of the police cruisers head-on before its emergency lights had been activated.
At SW Scenic Drive and Scenic Court, the driver struck another patrol car head-on, backing up to strike it a second time. A third patrol then had to ram the Cadillac driver to pin the vehicle between the two cruisers to stop the pursuit..
The driver was pulled from the vehicle, fighting with officers who had to use a Taser. Three deputies and the driver were taken to the hospital for treatment and released.