TUMALO, OR -- A Bend man is accused of killing a dog while speeding down Gerking Market Road in Tumalo, Wednesday evening. Oregon State Police arrested 65-year-old Bruce Hoover on criminal mischief, reckless driving and aggravated animal abuse charges on Thursday.
The dog’s owner told OSP he was working on his property at about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, when he saw a man driving at a high rate of speed. He motioned for him to slow down and instead the driver accelerated, swerved directly at him and struck his dog. After the collision, he continued down at an estimated 80 miles per hour. The dalmatian died at the scene.
Through car parts and other evidence left at the scene, and tips from the public, OSP located the suspect and his vehicle, which they say showed recent damage.