June 24, 2017

Sheriff: Intoxicated 16-year-old driver causes fire near Terrebonne

From Deschutes County Sheriff's Office:

Released by: Lt. Ty Rupert 

Location: NW 49Th St, Redmond, OR 

Vehicle 1: Black 2006 Infiniti G35 

Driver 1: Juvenile Male (Name withheld due to being a minor) Age: 16 
Redmond, Oregon 

Citations: DUII 

On June 23, 2017 at approximately 1826 hours, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office as well as Troopers from the Oregon State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash in the area NW 49th St and NW Coyner Ave in Redmond. 

Upon arrival deputies located the vehicle which had crashed through a wire fence. The vehicle caught fire causing the grass and nearby trees to catch fire which ultimately spread to a Central Electric power pole. There were no structures involved in the fire. 

The fire spread to approximately 1 acre in size and was controlled by Redmond Fire who called out for assistance from several local area agencies. The driver was alone in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The driver complained of minor neck pain and was treated and released at the scene by medics. 

The investigation revealed the driver was impaired and was under the influence of intoxicants at the time of the crash. The driver was not a licensed driver but did have a valid permit. He was arrested and cited in lieu of custody for DUII and was released to his father.

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