NW Bend crash leads to hit-and-run charges

No sign of driver when police, medics arrive

BEND, Ore. - A car that crashed off Archie Briggs Road in northwest Bend Saturday night brought police and fire medics to the scene -- but no sign of the driver, prompting a search of the area. He later was cited at a friend's house on hit-and run charges involving a damaged utility box, officers said.

Residents of the area near Archie Briggs and Lower Village Way, just west of the Deschutes River, said they saw or heard a car driving downhill leave the road and overturn.

Police and medics were called to the scene around 10:30 p.m. and found the wrecked car, but no one with it. Archie Briggs  Road was closed for a time as authorities searched the area for the driver, eventually identified as Bend-area resident Christopher James Raven, 37, said Sgt. Kurt Koester.

Raven was found at a friend's home Sunday morning and cited and released on the charge of leaving the scene of a crash that involved property damage, Koester said. No medics were called to the scene, he said.

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