BEND, OR -- A Bend man was arrested after a limousine crashed through a pasture fence, Wednesday night. When Deschutes County deputies responded to Bear Creek and Ten Barr Ranch Road just after 8:30, they were told by 46-year-old Christopher Grant and 33-year-old Amanda Gehman that their hired chauffer took off after the crash.
After an extensive search for the mystery driver, investigators determined the couple made up the story of a dashing chauffer, when in fact Grant was behind the wheel and failed to negotiate a curve. They believe speed and alcohol impairment were the primary factors in the crash.
The limo is privately owned by a third party and is not part of a service. No horses or people were injured in the crash.
Grant is accused of DUII, hit and run, cocaine possession and other charges. In January, he was accused of stabbing an acquaintance while the man slept. In that case, the CERT team took Grant into custody at his Bear Creek home.