Deputies: New Year's drunk drivers hit 2 buildings
Deputies arrested people after two separate incidents in which cars crashed into buildings in urban unincorprorated Clackamas County early New Year's Day.
Clackamas County sheriff's deputies first responded to a 6:45 a.m. call about a BMW crashing into the Mt. Scott Professional Center Medical Plaza, 9200 S.E. 91st Ave. Witnesses said two people walked away from the crash.
Deputies said they found both people and arrested the driver: 26-year-old Pablo Favian Rodriguez of Portland. He faces charges of reckless driving, reckless endangering, hit and run and criminal mischief. The passenger requested treatment for pain after the crash, deputies said.
Rodriquez was booked into the Clackamas County Jail. Deputies said he had .12 percent blood alcohol.
The building sustained an estimated $80,000 in damage.
A second crash occurred at 10:45 a.m. at Southeast 72nd Avenue and Clatsop Street, along the Clackamas County border with Portland, where police say a woman driving a Hyundai Elantra at a high rate of speed drove off the road. The vehicle went through a fence and some bushes, and then collided into an apartment building.
Thankfully, no one inside the residence was injured, but a water main was ruptured and a load-bearing wall was damaged.
The driver of the car was identified as Chelsea Ryann Amos, 44 of Sandy, who was arrested for driving under the infulence of intoxicants. She appeared to have been injured during the collision.
Firefighters from Clackamas Fire and paramedics from American Medical Response responded to render aid and make the structure safe. The American Red Cross was requested to assist impacted residents.
Amos had a German Shepherd companion animal with her that ran from the crash but was picked up by some residents from the apartments. The dog did not appear to be injured and was taken to Clackamas County Dog Services.
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