A Bend man was injured and had to be extricated from his vehicle after crashing his car along the Old Bend-Redmond Highway Monday evening, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said.
Nathan Scott Burnhardt, 35, was issued a criminal citation for driving under the influence of intoxicants Monday after he crashed his 1987 Black Dodge Raider. While traveling south on the highway, Burnhardt’s car crossed the lane of travel and drifted onto the northbound shoulder of the highway where it rolled several times before coming to rest on its side. Burnhardt’s car was not equipped with airbags, and he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Burnhardt was taken to St. Charles Bend by AirLink with non-life-threatening injuries. His dog was in the car and was killed from injuries sustained in the crash.