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Fleeing suspect crashes into Sisters man

A 66-year-old Sisters man escaped serious injury after a man fleeing police in Bend crashed into his car.

Bend Police reported that on Saturday, January 16, a Bend Police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of NE 6th Street and NE Olney Avenue in Bend. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Zachery John Douglas, 26, of Bend, accelerated away from the officer, headed northbound on NE 6th Street at a high rate of speed.

The officer did not pursue Douglas.

Douglas, who was driving a 1999 gold Chrysler 300, crashed into the Sisters driver in the intersection of NE 6th Street and NE Revere Avenue and continued northbound, crashing into a parked pickup truck, before coming to a stop approximately one block north of Revere Avenue.

Douglas sustained injuries from the crash and was transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. The Sisters motorist who was hit by Douglas was treated at the scene by medics and released.

Douglas is facing multiple charges, including fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, Criminal Mischief I, driving while suspended and reckless endangering.

He also had outstanding warrants.


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