Spokesman

A Redmond woman faces charges of driving under the influence of prescription drugs and reckless driving after allegedly crashing a sport utility vehicle through a fence and into a pasture March 28 on South Canal Boulevard, according to a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office news release.

An investigation showed Sharon Brayton, 55, was driving a 2005 Honda CRV south on Canal just north of the intersection with Helmholtz Avenue at 3:57 p.m., when the SUV left the roadway, went off a four-foot embankment and through a wooden post fence, officials said. Brayton allegedly continued driving along the fence-line after landing in a pasture, eventually crashing into the fence and coming to a stop, officials said. Witness told deputies that Brayton’s SUV was swerving and driving into the oncoming lane before the crash, officials said.

Deputies arrived to find Brayton had removed herself from the SUV, officials said. She was taken to St. Charles Redmond with injuries not considered life threatening and cited at the end of the investigation, officials said.

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