BEND, OR -- A Bend man was arrested after crashing an SUV into playground equipment at St. Francis Catholic School, early Sunday morning. Bend Police say Thomas Taelour was trying to run from officers responding to a reported dispute on Northeast Aldrich Drive. Taelour allegedly led police on a high-speed pursuit through neighborhood streets. He nearly hit a tree on Atherton Ct. before crashing through the gate at the St. Francis playground.
The 23-year old man collided with playground equipment before backing into a patrol car, causing minor damage. No one was injured, but Taelour faces a number of charges, including driving under the influence and attempting to elude.