Dave Dahl isn’t allowed to drive or hang out in taverns, but he can go home.
A Washington County judge spared him Friday from a stay in the Oregon State Hospital.
The judge decided instead to keep him on conditional release, under the supervision of the state Psychiatric Security Review Board, with a slew of requirements including the judge’s specific ban on bars and cars.
Which, Dahl later said, didn’t bother him at all.
“I’ll ride a bike,” he said with a laugh. “I’ll take the bus.”
In court, the 52-year-old cofounder of Dave’s Killer Bread, nodded at the judge’s decision. And at the end of the nearly five-hour hearing, he turned around and smiled.
Circuit Judge Kirsten Thompson, who made the ruling Friday evening, found Dahl guilty except for insanity in October on charges of third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon — in this case, a black Cadillac Escalade.
The charges stemmed