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Laura Brown rear-ended a stopped driver on Powell Butte at 45 miles per hour Friday afternoon

CROOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Laura Brown crashed her vehicle into a stopped vehicle on Powell Butte Highway Friday afternoon.

A Prineville woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following a vehicle collision in Powell Butte Friday afternoon.

According to a report from Crook County Sheriff's Office, the crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Powell Butte Highway near the intersection of Southwest Cronin Road. Responding deputies determined that 32-year-old Powell Butte resident Daisy Johnson was driving a 2018 Dodge Ram truck with a goose neck stock trailer in tow northbound on Powell Butte Highway. She had stopped in traffic for a vehicle that was turning onto Cronin Road when she was rear-ended by 32-year-old Prineville woman Laura Brown, who was driving a 2004 Honda Pilot. At the time of the crash, she was driving about 45 miles per hour.

The crash caused Brown's airbags to deploy, but neither driver involved in the crash was injured, nor were the juvenile passengers in Johnson's truck. There were no animals in the stock trailer at the time of the crash.

During the course of the crash investigation, it was determined that Brown had consumed an alcoholic beverage.  As a result of the DUII investigation, she was arrested and transported to the Crook County Jail.  According to authorities, Brown's BAC was .30 percent by weight.  Due to her BAC and being involved in a motor vehicle crash at highway speeds, she was transported to St. Charles Medical Center-Prineville where she was cited in lieu of custody on the charges of DUII-alcohol, reckless driving, and recklessly endangering another person.

Powell Butte Highway was reduced to one lane for approximately a half hour.

The Crook County Sheriff's Office was assisted STAR Towing. Powell Butte Hwy was reduced to one lane for approximately a half hour.

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