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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.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.