Spokesman

Two people were arrested after separate cases of driving into Redmond buildings early Feb. 11, according to a Redmond Police news release.

The first vehicle plowed into a duplex in the 1900 block of NW Larch Spur Court just after midnight, missing a 10-year-old child in bed by a few feet, police said. The vehicle, which police said was driven by Jory Markiss, 28, of Redmond, punched a hole in the rear of the duplex and went into the kitchen.

After evidence at the scene led to identifying Markiss, police saw the full-size pickup described by witnesses in the 2500 block of SW Cascade Mountain Lane, police said. Officers contacted and later arrested Markiss, who faces charges of several crimes, including driving under the influence of intoxicants, police said.

Police were again dispatched shortly after 1 a.m. when a vehicle was reported hitting the Double J Saloon at 528 SW 6th St., police said. Police said the driver left the area, but left her vehicle behind. Police found and arrested Emma Walker, 22, of Redmond, 30 minutes later, police said. Walker was processed on charges of DUII and other crimes and issued a criminal citation, but was released to a sober person because of call load and available staffing, police said.

Another three drivers had been arrested and charged with DUII on the evening of Feb. 9 into the morning of Feb. 10, police said.

Police ask residents who witness impaired driving in Deschutes County to report it at 541-693-6911.

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