TERREBONNE, Ore. - An 18-year-old Terrebonne resident was arrested on drunken and reckless driving, assault and other charges after a crash Tuesday evening that sent her and a 10-year-old passenger to area hospitals with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
Deschutes County sheriff's deputies were sent shortly after 6 p.m. to the reported crash in the 8000 block of Northwest 19th Street, Sgt. Kevin Dizney said. The initial report was a car had crashed into a yard and that a 10-year-old passenger had life-threatening injuries.
Deputies investigated and determined Rose M. Lara was at the wheel of a white 2005 Chrysler car heading south on 19th Street when she failed to negotiate corners in the area and left the west side of the road, Dizney said.
The car clipped a power pole, then drove through a pole fence into a field, then through the fence at the corner of the field, coming to rest in a home's yard, the sergeant said.
The boy, also a Terrebonne resident, was flown by Life Flight air ambulance to St. Charles Bend and the driver was taken by ambulance to St. Charles Redmond. Dizney said investigators determined Lara was under the influence of alcohol and was arrested after a search warrant for her blood was obtained.
Lara faces charges of DUII-alcohol, reckless driving, reckless endangering, criminal mischief, third degree assault and minor in possession of alcohol (by consumption).
Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash, according to Dizney. He said the power pole did not require replacement.