Couple arrested after standoff near Sherwood, Oregon

Couple arrested after standoff near Sherwood, Oregon
Meri E. Kerekanich (left) and John E. Kerekanich (right). Image: Washington County Sheriff's Office.

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say an armed man confronted Washington County deputies who were trying to arrest his wife for drunken driving.

The sheriff’s office received a complaint about the woman’s driving late Wednesday and traced her vehicle to a home near Sherwood. The sheriff’s office says the woman resisted arrest when deputies arrived and the husband threatened to shoot them.

A standoff ensued, but 68-year-old John Kerekanich surrendered just before 3 a.m. Thursday.

The sheriff’s office says he will be charged with unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and interfering with a peace officer.

His wife, Meri Kerekanich, faces charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and escape.