REDMOND, OR -- An Arizona man faces drunken driving charges, following a late-night crash that sent a State Police Trooper to the hospital. According to Redmond Police, the Trooper was southbound on Highway 97, Thursday night, when a northbound vehicle turned left into the path of his patrol car. Investigators say 42-year-old Christopher Luna was attempting to get into the Motel 6 parking lot on the south end of Redmond.
The collision caused the patrol car to roll on to its side, coming to rest on the driver’s side in a nearby vacant lot. The Trooper was taken to the hospital by fellow Troopers, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Luna was arrested at the scene, accused of DUII, Assault, Reckless Endangering and Reckless Driving. The investigation is ongoing, and Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Redmond Police at 541-693-6911.