“You think the car somehow lost control. But on the other hand, you think this is a pretty narrow sidewalk, and somehow the car threaded through here,” said Patrick Marshall, who lives and works on the avenue and was awakened by the pre-dawn mayhem. “To get through here, you’d need to be doing some pretty artful driving. There are a couple of telephone poles and parked cars she could’ve hit and didn’t.”
Portland police said Monday that they’ve interviewed the driver, 30-year-old Heather L. Quinter, an associate at the local Preston, Gates & Ellis law firm, where she specializes in business law and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Those interviews did not indicate she was under the influence of intoxicants at the time of the accident, said Officer Cathe Kent, a Portland police spokeswoman.
The only way this makes sense is if she let her boyfriend drive and they switched at the time of the accident. Things are usually pretty confused at the time and they might have changed places without anyone noticing.