A hit-and-run suspect crashed on Highway 26 in Oregon Friday afternoon and was found to have a blood alcohol level of .77%, more than nine times the legal limit, police said.
Madras, OR, police reported a hit-and-run crash around 1 p.m. in Madras, police told KTVZ.
The vehicle, a Ford Explorer, was reported to be traveling toward Warm Springs. Officers pulled over the driver, observing signs of impairment and several alcohol beverage containers in the vehicle, police said in a news release Monday.
When asked to get out of the SUV, the driver reportedly refused and took off, leading police on a short pursuit.
After about a half-mile, the 28-year-old driver lost control of the SUV and crashed into a concrete barrier beside the road.