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Driver Slides Off Road, Shears Off Power Pole, Downs Power Lines

BEND, OR --Sheriff’s deputies responded early this morning to a wreck that took down some power lines in the 21-thousand block of Knott Road. Police got a call just after 2-this morning about a pickup that went off Knott Road and hit a power pole, shearing it off at the base. Live electrical wires fell to the ground in front of a home. The pickup driver, 54 year old Travis Hatfield of Bend was not injured. During the investigation police arrested Hatfield for Felony DUII, Felony Driving While Suspended, Criminal Mischief and Reckless Driving. Hatfield also had an outstanding warrant for parole violation. Central Electric Co-Op crews installed a new power pole and repaired the downed power lines.

 

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