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Redmond man charged in DUII crash that injured five


A 24-year-old Redmond man made his first court appearance Friday on assault, reckless driving and DUII charges in a crash last August that injured him and four passengers after they left a bonfire party east of Bend, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel said.

Shawn Williams Seagraves Hall was indicted earlier this week on one count of second-degree assault, three counts of third-degree assault, four counts of recklessly endangering with a motor vehicle and one count each of DUII and reckless driving, Hummel said.

Hummel said Hall and friends were at a bonfire party in eastern Deschutes County on Aug. 13 of last year

“Hall drank alcohol then drove away from the party with four passengers,” the DA said. “He was traveling on the Powell Butte Highway and at the T-intersection with Highway 20, his vehicle crossed over Highway 20 and crashed,” injuring four passengers, including Nathan Severson, now 21, who was left paralyzed as a result.

Oregon State Police said shortly after the crash that a 2001 Isuzu SUV driven by Seagraves Hall was heading south on Powell Butte Highway at a high rate of speed early that Saturday morning when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the Highway 20 intersection.

The Isuzu left the road and rolled several times, coming to rest on its side. Bend fire crews had to cut away the roof to remove the occupants, who suffered injuries ranging from minor to serious, OSP Capt. Bill Fugate said.

Hall, who also was injured and hospitalized, was cited at St. Charles Bend on initial charges of DUII, reckless driving, reckless endangering and second-degree assault.

“We have a bonfire party culture in our local youth community that has to end,” Hummel said. “We need to impress upon our kids that driving 20 miles out of town to drink in the middle of nowhere puts them and their friends at risk of injury and death.”

At Friday’s court hearing, the judge set bail at $50,000 for Seagraves Hall. He posted the required 10 percent and was released, Hummel said. He will have the opportunity to contest the allegations starting at his next court hearing, scheduled for April 10 at 8:30 a.m.

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