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3 Arrests for DUII's After Minor Injury Motor Vehicle Crashes and a Hit and Run, within 4 hours on 9/19/21 (Photo) - 09/20/21

Case Numbers:

 2021-54540 

2021-54537 

2021-54559

 

Date and Time: 

09/19/2021  

6:12 pm 

7:32 pm 

10:25 pm

 

Locations: 

Fargo Lane/ Reed Market Road 

NE Neff Road/ NE Providence 

700 Block of SW Industrial Way 

 

Arrested:  

Edith Jorge-Sanchez, 30 year old female, Bend

Charges: 

DUII-alcohol

Reckless Endangering

Reckless Driving

 

Arrested: 

Robert Small, 28 year old male, Bend 

Charges: 

DUII-alcohol

Reckless Endangering

 

Arrested:

Christian Cullen, 25 year old male, Bend

Charges:

DUII-alcohol

Hit and Run, property damage

Criminal Mischief I

Reckless Driving

 

On Sunday, September 19, 2021 Bend Police arrested three drivers for DUII and other charges after they were involved in crashes, some with minor injuries.

 

Bend Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at SE Fargo Lane and SE Reed Market Road around 6:12 pm.  The crash involved three vehicles, one driver with a minor injury.  A black Ford Focus was traveling westbound on Reed Market Rd. While the Focus was traveling westbound, an eastbound Ford Excursion driven by Edith Jorge-Sanchez, attempted to make a left turn to travel north on Fargo Ln. Edith Jorge-Sanchez did not yield the right of way to the Focus and crashed into the side of the Focus. The Focus was pushed off the road and into a sign and sidewalk. The crash totaled the Focus and caused damage to City property. The driver of the Focus sustained a minor injury and was evaluated by Bend Fire & Rescue medics. 

 

The force of the collision pushed the Excursion into a Ford Edge that was stopped at a stop sign on Fargo Lane, facing southbound. The Edge was damaged but the driver and the passenger were not injured.

 

Edith Jorge-Sanchez was arrested for DUII-alcohol, Reckless Endangering and Reckless Driving.

 

Bend Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at NE Neff Road and NE Providence Road around 7:40 pm. The crash involved two vehicles a Jeep Cherokee and a Cadillac passenger car. The driver of the Jeep, Robert Small, was traveling eastbound on NE Neff Road and attempting to turn north on Providence Road when he struck a Cadillac that was driving westbound on NE Neff Road. Bend Fire & Rescue evaluated both drivers on scene for minor injuries.  Robert Small was arrested for DUII-alcohol, and Reckless Endangering.

 

Bend Police were dispatched to a hit and run with property damage around 10:25 pm at the 700 block of SW Industrial Way. The caller stated a Chevy Silverado struck a light pole in the area and the driver was walking away from the scene. Officers quickly arrived on scene and were able to detain the driver, Christian Cullen. He was not injured from the crash.  Christian Cullen was subsequently arrested for DUII-alcohol, Hit and Run-property damage, Criminal Mischief I, and Reckless Driving. 

 

In 2019, patrol officers arrested almost 550 DUII drivers. Although the number of arrests dropped to 302 in 2020 for a variety of reasons, it is evident that arrests are increasing this year. While our DUII enforcement team has made a significant impact since their reassignment, our patrol officers are responsible for nearly 60% of the 306 arrests through August 31st this year.  

 

We encourage individuals to use ride share opportunities, or have a sober driver, if they are impaired. We also encourage community members to report if they suspect a DUII driver, by calling the non-emergency line at 541-693-6911, or 911 for an emergency. 

 

Submitted by: Lt. Juli McConkey

 

 

 

 

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