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Vernonia man arrested following a crash with sheriffs deputy patrol car

50-year-old man cited for letting truck roll into squad car
by:  David Brewer

Police say a 50-year-old Vernonia man tried to elude sheriff's deputies, then damaged a patrol car with his truck.

Around 11:22 p.m., Friday, Mar. 25, Washington County Sheriff's Deputies attempted to stop a 1987 Ford pickup for speeding on Highway 47. Deputies also suspected the driver may have been intoxicated.

The truck was traveling north on Highway 47, heading from its intersection with Highway 26 near Banks toward Vernonia.

The driver of the truck, David Brewer, 50, of Vernonia, continued on Highway 47 for four miles until he pulled into the driveway of Stub Stewart State Park and parked the truck.

Brewer then emerged from his truck, deputies say, and it began to roll backward.

Brewer tried to apply a brake to the truck, but failed, with the truck slamming into the a patrol car parked behind it.

The truck's rear bumped caused about $2,000 worth of damages, deputies reported.

No one was injured during the accident.

Following a DUII investigation, Brewer booked in the Washington County Jail and charged with DUII, reckless driving attempt to elude and criminal mischief.