REDMOND, OR -- A Redmond woman faces charges after crashing her SUV through a fence, Thursday afternoon. Investigators say 55-year-old Sharon Brayton was southbound on South Canal Boulevard when she drove off the road near Helmholtz, just before 4 p.m. Brayton went down a four-foot embankment and through a wooden fence. She then drove in a pasture, along the fence-line, until the car crashed into the fence.
Witnesses told the Sheriff's Office they saw her car swerving into and driving in the oncoming lane of travel just prior to the crash. She's accused of driving under the influence of prescription drugs and reckless driving.
When deputies arrived, Brayton was already out of the car. She was later taken to St. Charles Redmond with non-life threatening injuries.