A 16-year-old Redmond girl was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants after colliding with a power pole Dec. 15 on South Canal Boulevard south of Redmond, according to a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office news release.
The teen, whose name was not released, lost control of the 2013 Toyota Camry she was driving north at about 12:23 on South Canal near the intersection with Helmholtz Way, then struck the power pole, causing the pole to be sheared from the ground, officials said. The road was icy and extremely slick at the time of the crash, officials said.
The power lines remained intact and no power outages were reported, officials said.
The driver and two passengers — Emily Ortega-Trejo, 18, and a 15-year-old girl, both of Prineville — were taken to St. Charles Redmond with injuries not considered life threatening, officials said. The driver, who was released from the hospital to her parents, was subsequently charged with DUII, officials said. The case was still under investigation, officials said.
South Canal was closed for hours after the crash while workers repaired the power pole, officials said.