WARM SPRINGS, Ore. — An Oregon driver had a blood-alcohol level nine times the legal limit Friday after crashing into a concrete barrier on the highway, investigators said.
The driver was headed in the direction of Warm Springs, where police pulled over the vehicle. Investigators said the driver was “highly intoxicated” and fled. The driver led officers on a short pursuit before losing control and crashing into a concrete barrier about a half-mile away from the initial stop.
The driver’s blood-alcohol level tested at .77, which is nine times higher than the legal limit, police said. The driver already had a suspended license for a misdemeanor DUI charge, police said.
The driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Charges are pending.