Two crashes, 11 DUII and one miraculously safe dog in Washington County
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. - Three people are in the hospital, 11 drivers have been arrested for DUII and one dog is miraculously OK after a busy night for drunk drivers in Washington County, deputies said.
Washington County Sheriff's deputies arrested 11 DUII drivers Saturday night, including two who were involved in crashes.
One of those crashes was a head-on collision.
Deputies said 48-year-old Brenda Gentry of Tigard had been drinking when she drove south in the northbound lanes of SW Pacific Highway near King City just after 9 p.m. Saturday.
They said she hit a BMW driven by 22-year-old Yigene Qui of Newberg, who was carrying 20-year-old Qiong Wu as a passenger.
Both cars were badly damaged, and all three were sent to the hospital. Gentry suffered serious injuries, while Qui and Wu's injuries were not life-threatening.
Gentry was arrested for fourth-degree assault and DUII and will appear in court after she gets out of the hospital.
Later, at about 3:15 a.m., deputies responded to a crash on Scholls Ferry Rd. just west of Beaverton.
Deputies said Beaverton's Charles Huckins, 22, couldn't manage a turn and ran off the road, rolling his truck.
His dog, who had been riding in the back, was ejected from the bed but wasn't hurt.
Neither Huckins nor his passenger was injured, but Huckins was arrested for DUII.