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Prineville resident arrested on July 4 for incident involving a hit and run on July 3 that injured a passenger in her car

PHOTO COURTESY OF CROOK COUNTY JAIL - Daneka Linn ClintonA Prineville resident was lodged in the Crook County Jail and charged with multiple charges on July 4 as a result of a hit and run on July 3 in the Ochoco West Community outside of Prineville.

On Sunday at approximately 8:20 a.m., Crook County deputies responded to the report of a hit and run in the Ochoco West Community. It was determined that a vehicle had attempted to negotiate a turn too quickly, hit a boulder and road sign and damaged multiple speed bumps.

The driver of the vehicle, Daneka Linn Clinton, 44, of Prineville, left the scene in her heavily-damaged Chevy Silverado pickup, leaving multiple parts behind, as well as tire and gouge marks leading to her residence.

At the completion of the investigation, it was determined Clinton had left Shooter's Saloon in Prineville the evening of July 3, with a male passenger in the vehicle with her. Clinton was driving home when she was involved in the crash and then left the scene to return home without reporting it.

During the crash, the male sustained multiple injuries to his face and teeth as he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Based on the investigation, Clinton was lodged at the Crook County Jail and charged with fourth-degree assault, criminal mischief, reckless driving, reckless endangering, driving while suspended felony level, as well as failing to perform the duties of driver after a crash leading to property damage and injuries.

Alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors to this crash.


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