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Bend man jailed on drugged-driving charge after head-on crash east of Prineville

PRINEVILLE, Ore (KTVZ) – A Bend man was arrested on drugged driving and other charges Sunday after a head-on crash east of Prineville that sent both drivers to the hospital, Crook County sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputies responded just after 4 p.m. to a citizen report that a possibly intoxicated driver of a Jeep was failing to maintain the lane of travel and had almost crashed on Northeast Ochoco Highway near Ochoco Reservoir, Sgt. Brian Bottoms said.

While deputies were en route, dispatchers learned the Jeep had crossed the center line and crashed head-on into another vehicle on the Ochoco Highway near Northeast Lake Front Lane, about six miles east of Prineville, Bottoms said.

Deputies arrived and found a car off the north side of the highway and the Jeep SUV off the south side of the highway. The Jeep driver, a 36-year-old Bend man, and the Toyota’s driver, a Prineville woman, were taken to St. Charles Prineville for treatment, Bottoms said.

An investigation determined the Jeep driver apparently was driving under the influence of marijuana and methamphetamine, Bottoms said. He was arrested and lodged in the county jail on charges of DUII, reckless driving, recklessly endangering another, resisting arrest and third-degree escape.

He also was cited for driving with a suspended license, and refusing breath and urine tests. Bottoms said the driver also was found to possess a user amount of meth, which carries a $100 fine under the new state law.

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  1. Last week, the guy who was caught having sex with his gymnastics student(s) was sentenced to less than 30 days in jail and 2 other people were sentenced more than 3 months for drunk driving. Sure, drunk/drugged driving is irresponsible and bad but how does this work? You get more time in jail for drunk driving than you do sodomy and child sex abuse? Doesn’t seem to make sense.

    1. the sex offender will have to be registered for life too. not saying he shoudn’t have gotten more time but it dont end at the 30 day sentence

    2. It is no wonder that crime of ALL types are going up horribly due to the ridiculous “sentences” the Liberal judges and DA’s are handing out. There is NO reason NOT to rape, steal, etc. etc. with the new HAND SLAP leadership.

  2. Gosh darned Bendtucky druggies going out of town now to assault people, they need to stay in Bendover and trash each other’s rides going from and to their Juniper Ridge apartment complexes. But hey, No worries, China Joe Obiden will fix everything!!!!

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