A hunter who became lost on his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) was arrested Saturday evening after allegedly driving while intoxicated along Highway 26 about nine miles east of Government Camp, said authorities. The man was also cited for three other offenses including being a felon in possession of a firearm.
On October 21 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Recruit Trooper Michael Buck was driving east on Highway 26 near milepost 64 when he spotted a 1990 Honda ATV stopped on the south shoulder near a pickup. The trooper stopped and spoke with the driver of the pickup who said the ATV driver was in the road attempting to flag down traffic.
|James Michael Grand, OSP Photo|
The ATV operator, James Michael Grand, a 49-year old Prineville resident, was found to be extremely intoxicated. Grand stated he was with a party of hunters when he became lost and somehow ended up on Highway 26.
Further investigation led to the arrest of Grand for driving under the influence of intoxicants, operating an ATV while carrying a loaded rifle, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and refusing a breath test.
Grand was transported to the Sandy Police Department where he was cited and released to a friend’s custody.