According to investigators, the driver–who has not been named pending the filing of criminal charges–was involved in a hit-and-run in Madras, a city 125 miles southeast of Portland.
Upon locating the suspect vehicle, cops sought to pull over the driver, but he sped away. A short chase ended when the man, who cops described as “HIGHLY intoxicated,” lost control of his car and crashed into a concrete barrier.
The driver was subsequently transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. A blood sample taken from the suspect was tested and showed his blood alcohol level was .778. The state’s legal limit is .08.