Two Hurt in Bend Crash on US 97
Bend, Oregon (October 28, 2023) – Two people were injured in a suspected DUI head-on accident in Bend earlier this month, according to the Oregon State Police.
The wreck happened at about 10:30 p.m.October 14, on US 97 near milepost 129.
A driver traveling northbound on US 97 drifted into the southbound lanes and collided head-on with another vehicle.
The 39-year-old driver of the northbound car was treated for minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
The second driver was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
As authorities investigated the scene, they arrested another driver for DUI. The driver was not involved in the crash.
The incident remains under investigation.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a major cause of car accidents. Impaired driving is dangerous and exposes the impaired driver and other road users to the risk of being injured or killed in a traffic collision. An impaired driver is likely to cause a crash because the use of alcohol and drugs impairs vision, judgment, and reaction time.
Some common types of collisions caused by DUI suspects include wrong-way collisions, head-on crashes, and speeding accidents.
If a collision involving a DUI suspect results in injury or death, the consequences are severe and may include long jail terms or heavy fines.
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