Oregon: Washington County Sheriff reports two roll-over DUI crashes; Wert Russert and Jason Eaton charged DUI

Washington County Sheriff

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CORNELIUS, ORE. —  Two roll-over crashes, about two hours apart, were influenced by drivers who were intoxicated.  A passenger in one of the vehicles seriously injured an arm.  Both drivers were arrested.

On Friday, July 18, 2014, at about 4:06 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a roll-over crash near 32380 NW Hornecker Rd. in unincorporated Washington County near the City of Cornelius.   The driver, 26-year-old Wert Russert from Hillsboro, lost control of his 2003 Chevy pick up truck and left the roadway.  The truck rolled at least once and came to rest on its wheels.  Fire crews had to cut off the top of the truck in order to remove the passenger, a 17-year-old male.  The passenger was transported to Emanuel hospital with an injured arm.

Deputies investigating the crash determined Mr. Russert was intoxicated and he was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of intoxicants and Assault in the Fourth Degree.

About two hours later, at 6:09 p.m., in the community of Laurelwood, deputies responded to another roll-over crash at the intersection of SW Laurelwood Rd. and SW Parmele Rd.  The driver, 25-year-old Jason Eaton of Beaverton, lost control of his 1997 Dodge pick up and rolled it an unknown number of times.  Both he and his 24-year-old passenger were not hurt.  Deputies determined that Mr. Eaton was under the influence of alcohol and arrested him for DUII.

Wert Russert was charged with DUI after he flipped his vehicle.