A chase by Redmond Police of a hit-and-run driver ended Sunday afternoon with a sport utility vehicle crashed in a field and its driver jailed on suspicion of driving under the influence and other charges, according to a police statement.
Brandy Michelle Carmack, 36, was booked into the Deschutes County jail on suspicion of felony eluding police, reckless driving, hit and run, reckless endangering, driving under the influence of intoxicants and possession of a controlled substance, according to Redmond Police Lt. Mike Kidwell.
Carmack reached 85 mph in a white Dodge Durango, driving with one flat tire, before police broke off the pursuit around 1 p.m. Sunday, according to Kidwell.
According to Kidwell’s report: Police were on the lookout for the Dodge following a hit-and-run report at U.S. Highway 97 and Odem Medo Road. A Redmond officer spotted the Dodge in north Redmond, but the driver failed to stop at the officer’s direction and turned westbound on Northwest Maple Avenue. The Dodge continued to Northwest Way, turning northbound, where police broke off the chase, “due to the dangerousness of the pursuit,” according to Kidwell.
Minutes later, a Redmond officer located the Dodge in a field at Northwest Odem Avenue and Northwest 19th Street in Terrebonne. Carmack was not injured, and no passengers were aboard, according to Kidwell. She was arrested at the scene, he stated.
Kidwell noted that citizens assisted by reporting the vehicle’s direction of travel. Redmond was also assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police.