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News Release
DUII Crash Shears Off Power Pole - 01/13/20


Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office

63333 Highway 20 West

Bend, Oregon 97703

541- 388-6655



DUII Crash shears off power pole


Released by: Sergeant Grant Johnstone

Release Date: January 13, 2020


Location:     21000 block of Knott Road              

Arrested:     Hatfield, Travis C   54 years old   Bend, Oregon 

Vehicle:       Gray 2004 Ford F250 Crew Cab

Charges:      DUII – Felony,  Driving While Suspended – Felony,  Criminal Mischief 1st degree, Reckless  Driving


On January 13, 2020 at approximately 0203hrs, Deschutes County deputies responded to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a residential fence and knocked down power lines in the 21000 block of Knott Road.

Arriving deputies discovered that a gray 2004 Ford F250 pickup driven by Travis Hatfield of Bend was traveling west on Knott Road.  The roadway was icy at the time and Hatfield lost control of his vehicle.  He slid off the roadway and struck a power pole and a fence at this location.  The impact was severe enough to shear the pole at the base.  The live electrical wire fell to the ground in front of the residence.  Hatfield was not injured in the crash.

During the course of the investigation, Hatfield was placed under arrest for DUII-Felony, Driving While Suspended – Felony, Criminal Mischief 1st degree, and Reckless Driving.  He also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest on a parole violation.  In addition to the criminal charges, he was also issued traffic citations for driving without insurance and failure to install an ignition interlock device.

Employees with Central Electric Cooperative arrived on scene to install a new power pole and re-attach the electrical line.  

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Bend Fire Department, Central Electric Cooperative, and American Towing.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


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