Two hurt when car goes off steep embankment

ALSEA, Ore. - A drunk driver and his passenger suffered injuries when the car they were in crashed down a steep embankment, Oregon State Police said.

Rescue workers had to call in high-angle rescue personnel and equipment to get the two men out of the car and back up a steep 60-foot embankment to the road, police said.

The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. on December 12.

A 1991 Mazda 626 eastbound on Highway 34 went off the road and down the steep embankment.

The driver, Paul M. Harden, 28, of Corvallis suffered serious injuries, police said. His passenger, Joshua K. Roath, 35, of Corvallis suffered minor injuries.

Police later cited Harden on a charge of DUII-Alcohol.