Bend PD makes 5 DUII arrests in 6 hours; one man twice, another also charged with hit and run, assault

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BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Bend police made five DUII arrests in less than six hours Sunday evening and early Monday, including a Bend man arrested twice in three hours for DUII, the second time taken to jail, and a Portland-area man also charged with hit-and-run in an injury crash.

At 7:20 p.m., a 45-year-old Bend woman was driving in the Southwest Columbia Street area near Theater Drive when she left the road and ended up on a rocky embankment near Old Mill, Lt. Juli McConkey. She received a citation in lieu of custody for DUII and was released to a third party.

Two minutes later, a 36-year-old man from Bend was driving in the Brosterhous Road area near Southeast Orchard Grass Place when he was called as a possible intoxicated driver. He was contacted and arrested, issued a citation in lieu of custody for possession of DUII and methamphetamine. It was turned over to a third party, McConkey said.

Shortly after 9 p.m., an 18-year-old man from Bend was driving in the area of ​​Northwest Franklin Avenue and Harriman Street when he was pulled over for an unspecified traffic violation and later arrested for drunk driving , issued a citation instead of custody and was released. a third party.

At around 10:35 p.m., the same 36-year-old man from Bend was seen driving down Brosterhous Road, in the area where he had been arrested three hours earlier, McConkey said. He was arrested again and taken to the Deschutes County Jail.

Around 1:15 p.m., police were dispatched to a reported vehicle-on-pedestrian crash near the intersection of Northwest Colorado Avenue and Staats Street, McConkey said.

The caller, a 24-year-old man from Beaverton, reported that a friend of his, a 32-year-old man from Portland, was hit by a jeep driven by another friend, a 27-year-old man from Estacada, who was intoxicated. , and who fled the scene before the police arrived. Bend Fire paramedics took the man from Portland to St. Charles Bend with non-life-threatening injuries, McConkey said.

About 20 minutes later, a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputy found the Jeep and driver in Redmond. Bend officers, including a dedicated DUII law enforcement officer, met with the deputy and took over the investigation, arresting the Estacada man for DUII and felony hit-and-run.

McConkey said the Estacada man was also injured when he was assaulted by his two friends before driving away from the scene.

The Estacada man was jailed, as was the Beaverton man, who was arrested for third-degree assault (domestic violence). The Portland man has not been arrested, but a third-degree assault charge has been forwarded for recommendation to the district attorney’s office.

Bend police thanked the sheriff’s office for their assistance in the investigation.

As to whether they face alcohol or drug DUII charges, McConkey said it can be difficult to determine at the time of arrest, especially if drivers refuse to take a breathalyzer test to determine the rate. of blood alcohol. Officers must then apply for a search warrant, the results are sent to the OSP crime lab and they are then presented as evidence in court.

“The Bend Police Department wants to remind our community that impaired driving is dangerous, illegal and causes significant injuries and deaths every year,” McConkey said in a news release.

“People who drink alcohol or use other intoxicants are encouraged to use ride-sharing opportunities such as Lyft, Uber, taxi service, shuttle service, or designate a sober driver. Bend Police also encourages community members to report if they suspect a DUII driver by calling the non-emergency line at 541-693-6911 or 911 for an emergency.

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