A 10-year-old boy was flown to a hospital after a July 9 crash in Terrebonne, in which the driver of the car he was in was allegedly intoxicated, according to a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Rose M. Lara, 18, of Terrebonne, failed to negotiate a corner while driving south on NW 19th Street, causing the 2005 Chrysler BTM she was driving to go off the road to the west, officials said. The car clipped a power pole and drove through a fence before coming to rest in a residential yard, officials said.
Lara and the 10-year-old boy sustained injuries not considered life threatening, officials said. Lara was taken by ground ambulance to St. Charles Redmond, while the boy was flown to St. Charles Bend, officials said.
After a search warrant was obtained, a blood test showed Lara was allegedly intoxicated, officials said. Officials said excessive speed was also a factor in the crash.
Lara faces charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, reckless endangering, criminal mischief, third-degree assault and minor in possession of alcohol by consumption, officials said.
The power pole did not need to be replaced after the crash, officials said.