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Terrebonne man arrested on DUII, hit-and-run charges

Allegedly struck juvenile male, called from home

TERREBONNE, Ore. - A 66-year-old Terrebonne man was arrested Friday night on DUII and hit-and-run charges, accused of hitting a male juvenile with his SUV and calling from home to say he might have struck a pedestrian, authorities said.

Deschutes County sheriff's deputies were dispatched around 9:20 p.m. to the area of Northwest 31st Street and Sedgewick Avenue for a reported pedestrian-car crash, said Sgt. Aaron Harding.

A passer-by reported finding a juvenile male lying in the road, apparently after being struck by an unknown vehicle, Harding said.

Deputies provided aid to the victim until Redmond Fire paramedics arrived and took him to St. Charles Redmond with non-life-threatening injuries.

Based on evidence at the scene, deputies determined the suspect car was a Subaru, Harding said.

The driver, Butler Gander, called from his residence to report that he possibly struck a pedestrian on 31st Avenue.

Gander was contacted by a Jefferson County deputy at his home and stayed there until the investigating Deschutes County deputy arrived.

Gander was arrested on charges of DUII (alcohol) and failure to perform the duties of a driver (physical injury). He was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail in Bend shortly before midnight and released around 4:15 a.m. to a responsible third party, pending an Aug. 8 court date, a jail officer said.


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