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Duplex crash 4
Duplex crash 4
DUII Drivers Crash Into Two Buildings Sunday Morning; Both Arrested (Photo) - 02/12/18

Redmond, OR -- Just after midnight on February 11, Redmond Police Officers were sent to the 1900 block of NW Larch Spur Court, Redmond, after Deschutes County 911 Dispatch received calls of a motor vehicle crashing into a residence, and leaving the area.

Officers responded and discovered the vehicle had indeed left the scene after crashing into an occupied duplex. A 10-year-old child was in bed at the time of the crash, and the vehicle striking the building missed hitting the child by just a few feet. The vehicle punched a hole through the rear of the duplex, into the kitchen area of one half of the duplex building. The vehicle was described by witnesses as a full-size pickup, with a flatbed, and it was last observed driving south on NW 19th Street.

Evidence at the scene led to the identification of a suspect. Redmond Officers located the described suspect vehicle in the 2500 block of SW Cascade Mountain Lane, Redmond. Officers contacted the suspected driver and ultimately arrested Mr. Jory Markiss, 28 years of age and a Redmond resident, for several crimes including DUII. He was taken the Deschutes County Adult Jail.

Shortly after 1:00 AM on February 11, Redmond Officers were again dispatched to a report of a vehicle hitting a building, this time at Double J Saloon, 528 SW 6th Street. An employee reported a female driver had hit the building with a vehicle. The driver fled the area, leaving the vehicle behind. Officers located the suspect approximately 30 minutes later. Arrested was Ms. Emma Walker, 22 years of age and Redmond area resident. Due to call load and staffing available, Ms. Walker was processed for DUII and other crimes and issued a criminal citation to appear and released to a sober adult from the Redmond Police Department.

On Friday evening February 9, and into the early morning hours of February 10, three other DUII drivers were arrested by Redmond Police.

In today's world, there is no excuse for DUII drivers. In Redmond, there are numerous options available for alcohol or drug-impaired drivers to get to their destinations, other than driving themselves. Please plan ahead with a sober driver, take a taxi, call a ride-share business, or simply walk. Putting the lives of other people, especially small children asleep in their beds, at risk is unacceptable.

The Officers of your Redmond Police Department are trained to look for indicators of impairment caused by alcohol, marijuana, and other substances. DUII drivers will be arrested and held accountable in our community. The police department receives grant funding for placing additional patrols on the roadways each month to deter poor decision-making. This grant funding supports the efforts made every day by Officers working their normal shifts.

Please report suspected DUII drivers by calling 541-693-6911 in Deschutes County or anywhere in Oregon by calling 800-24-DRUNK (800-243-7865).

(MEDIA - Photos attached are from the NW Larch Spur Court incident)

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