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Police say Erik Halpin crashed the classic car into the Crooked River along Highway 27 south of Prineville.

 

It happened around 3 P.M. Sunday and by the time OSP and local emergency responders got to the scene, Halpin had swum from the car to the shore.

 

Halpin was taken by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend and treated for his injuries.

 

Halpin is charged with unauthorized use of a motorcycle vehicle, driving under the influence of intoxicants and criminal mischief.

 

He is currently lodged in the Crook County jail.

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)