An Alfalfa Woman Arrested for DUII After Crashing Into a Parked Car While Eating a Burrito

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On April 6th, 2018 at approximately 1230AM, a citizen alerted a patrolling Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy about a nearby crash on the 800 block of Locksley Dr, in the City of Bend. The Deputy located the crash and determined a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek driven by Angela Lorraine Harley, age 40, of Alfalfa, Oregon, crashed into a parked 2007 BMW X3.

The initial investigation determined that Harley was driving east on NE Locksley Dr while eating a burrito. Harley lost control of the Subaru, left the roadway and began driving on the sidewalk, before returning to the road and crashing to the parked BMW.

There were no pedestrians in the area and the parked BMW was unoccupied during the crash. Harley was uninjured. Both vehicles sustained significant damage.

Harley was arrested for DUII-Alcohol and lodged into the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail. It is believed her impairment was compounded by Distracted Driving. Eating while driving creates enormous potential for crashes, deaths and injuries on U.S. roads. According to NTSHA, in 2017 alone, 3,166 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in the United States. An additional 10,874 Americans were killed in Drunk-Driving crashes.

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.

During the same evening, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office made a total of four arrests for DUII. There was two other arrests in the county for a total of six DUII arrests in Deschutes county.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office reminds our residents and visitors; Don’t Drink and Drive. There are several simple transportation solutions we should all remember to use as we enter the spring and summer seasons. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate while recreating in Deschutes County, but when the celebration leads to inebriation, it is time to find a ride home instead of climbing behind the wheel.

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The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.