BEND, Ore. – Police cited a 27-year old Sunriver woman for allegedly driving under the influence following a rollover crash on Alfalfa Market Road east of Bend early Wednesday morning when her SUV took out a row of mailboxes, skidded across the road and down over the other side, rolled, then landed upside down.
According to a news release prepared by Deschutes County Sheriff's Sgt. Dan Swearingen and Deputy Jeff Petts, Kimberly Faith Niles was driving a 2001 Jeep Cherokee with Colorado license plates when the crash occurred about 2:40 a.m., April 29.
Niles was traveling west on Alfalfa Market Road between Juniper and Todd Roads when her vehicle struck several mailboxes on the north side of the road, Swearingen said. Investigation revealed she over-corrected the vehicle which skidded across the road, went over the south side, rolled, and then came to rest on its top facing east.
Niles, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, refused medical treatment at the scene but was transported by a deputy to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend where she was treated for possible injuries, the news release stated.
Niles was cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, and four counts of second-degree criminal mischief. She was released pending a court appearance, the deputies said.