Local man arrested for drunk driving
A Prineville man was arrested and jailed Sunday night following a drunk-driving crash that caused a power outage and damaged a fence.
According to police reports, authorities responded to the crash scene on North Main Street near Northeast 13th Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. An eyewitness told police that they saw the driver of the crashed 2008 Toyota Yaris, later identified as Todd Robinson, 47, running from the scene. Robinson was located several blocks away shortly after police arrived with the help from the Crook County Sheriff's Office.
An investigation determined that Robinson was traveling southbound on North Main Street at unknown speeds, when he left the roadway near the intersection of Northeast 13th Street, striking a fence and power pole support wire. The collision caused local power outages for several hours. Pacific Power responded to fix the damages and restore power.
Damage to the power pole is estimated at $5,000, police said, and damage to the fence is estimated at $2,000.
After further investigation, Robinson was transported to Crook County Jail, where he provided a breath sample that registered a .16 percent blood alcohol content. He was booked for driving under the influence of intoxicants, alcohol, and two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver, a misdemeanor. His bail is set at $25,000.
"Prineville Police would like to thank the Crook County Sheriff's Office who assisted with the incident," Sgt. James Peterson said. "Any additional information about this case can be reported to the case agents, Officer Brandin Noland and Officer Jordan Uppendahl at 541-447-4168, or via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PrinevillePD/."