A woman suspected of DUII hit an outcropping, went airborne and crashed into a power pole guide wire in Southwest Bend Wednesday afternoon, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said. It led to power outages in the area and a small brush fire that residents were fighting when deputies arrived.
It happend around 2:20 p.m. at Baker Road and Apache Road, just west of Highway 97.
DCSO said the driver, identified as 50-year-old Lisa Marie Hall of Bend, ran off the road in a 2005 Subaru Legacy. The car hit a rock outcropping, launched into the air and hit the power pole guide wire. That caused power lines to fall to the ground.
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The car eventally hit a moving truck and got stuck underneath, DCSO said.
Additionally, one of the rocks from the outcropping went airborne and hit a passing car, DCSO said. Three people were in the car. None were injured.
Arriving deputies found that residents were working to put out the fire. Deputies were able to put the flames out with their fire extinguishers.
Hall was taken to St. Charles Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. DCSO said that when she got there, Hall tried to run away but was quickly stopped by deputies.
DCSO said evidence at the scene gave deputies probable cause that Hall was driving under the influence of intoxicants — specifically, drugs.
Hall was cited and released at for the following charges:
- Reckless Driving
- Reckless Endangering (X4)
- Criminal Mischief I
- Criminal Mischief II