Redmond Police say a Bend woman was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and other crimes Saturday night after allegedly crashing into several vehicles. But before she was taken into custody, she allegedly tried to leave the scene of the crashes by stealing a police car.
Four people were taken to the hospital.
It happened around 5:25 p.m. Saturday at Highway 97 and Veteran’s Way.
Redmond Police said the driver, a 37-year-old Bend woman, allegedly tried to leave the scene but witnesses held her down until officers arrived.
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After police began their investigation, the woman allegedly tried to leave the scene in a patrol car. It’s not clear how far she got before she was stopped.
Officers took the woman into custody and took her to St. Charles for evaluation.
After she was cleared from the hospital, police say she was taken to Deschutes County Jail on charges of DUII, Unlawful Entry to a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, reckless driving, six counts of reckless endangering and three counts of assault.
Four people were transported to St. Charles-Redmond. Their conditions were not released. Three other people were evaluated at the scene.
Three vehicles were damaged and owed from the scene.