BEND, OR -- About 100 homes near Buckingham Elementary in Bend lost power Tuesday night, following a crash involving an alleged drunk driver. Deschutes County deputies responded to the accident on Hamby Road just before 11 p.m.
The say a 57-year-old New Jersey man lost control of his Mercedes E320 and drove into a field just north of the school, shearing of a power pole. Hamby was closed between Neff and Paloma Drive, for Central Electric Co-op to make repairs.
Edward Stauder's blood alcohol level was reportedly .16, twice the legal limit. He suffered only minor injuries and was arrested for DUII, criminal mischief and reckless driving.