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On May 13, 2018, the Bend Police responded to a reported hit and run to a power pole at Boyd Acres Rd near Lamoine Ln. Officers arrived on scene and located the vehicle and single occupant, uninjured, a short distance away from the motor vehicle crash. The driver, Nicholas Fortin, was traveling south bound on Boyd Acres Rd near Lamoine Lane where he was traveling too fast to negotiate the curve. He lost control of the vehicle, striking landscaping rocks and then a power pole, snapping it in half.
The road was was closed to a single lane of travel during the time the power lines were down on the roadway. Pacific Power is still on scene restoring power to the residents.
The driver of the truck Nicholas Fortin was arrested for driving while under the influence, reckless driving, and criminal mischief II. He was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail.
Case #2018-137943Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018
Date and Time of Incident: May 13, 2018 at 5:41 PM
Type of Incident: Motor Vehicle Crash into a Power Pole/DUII Arrest
Location of Incident: Boyd Acres Rd/Lamoine Ln, Bend.
Suspect: Nicholas Fortin, 27 year old Bend resident.
Suspect vehicle: 2008 Ford F150
Charge: Driving While Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief II