REDMOND, Ore. -- Redmond Police Officers say a vehicle was driving recklessly near the intersection of SW Pumice Avenue and SW Canal Boulevard Saturday night. This section of SW Canal Boulevard is closed, part of the reconstruction project.
Officers say the vehicle struck a telephone pole and a parked water truck at about 11:10 p.m. Additionally, police say the car was operating dangerously close to a group of juvenile pedestrians that were also in the area.
Officers walked into the area on foot as access to the road is barricaded and tried to talk to the driver, who immediately sped off. The vehicle, a 2006 Dodge pickup truck was found a few minutes later crashed into the COID canal near the intersection of SW Reindeer Ave and SW Canal Blvd.
Officers say the driver was still trying to drive despite the vehicle being partially submerged in the water. Redmond Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the scene and conducted a water rescue to remove the driver safely.
The driver was identified as Anthony Castaneda, 34, of Redmond.
Castaneda was evaluated by medics on scene and was then taken into custody by Redmond Officers. Castaneda was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on charges of DUII-Alcohol, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Reckless Driving, and Criminal Mischief.