Sandy woman arrested for suspected DUII after crash in Southeast Portland
A Sandy woman was injured on New Year's Day when her car crashed into an apartment building in Southeast Portland, leading to her arrest under suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Chelsea Ryann Amos, 44, was operating the vehicle when the crash occurred at 10:45 a.m. at Southeast 72nd Avenue and Southeast Clatsop Street in Portland.
Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies say she drove her Hyundai Elantra at a high rate of speed through the intersection and off the road. The vehicle went through a fence and bushes, and then collided with the building.
No one inside the apartment was injured, but a water main was ruptured and a load-bearing wall was damaged.
Firefighters from Clackamas Fire District No. 1 and paramedics from American Medical Response responded to render aid and make the structure safe. The American Red Cross was requested to provide aid the residents that had been affected by the crash.
Amos was placed under arrest for DUII. She was transported to a hospital for treatment and later was booked into the Clackamas County Jail.
Amos had a German Shepherd companion animal with her at the time of the crash. The dog ran from the crash, but was picked up by residents from the apartments. The dog did not appear to be injured, and was taken to Clackamas County Dog Services.
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