DUI played a role in a hit-and-run collision – Jefferson County
September 17, 2021

Jefferson County, Oregon (OR) – On Wednesday, two drivers involved in a hit-and-run collision on Highway 97 near Bear Drive were apprehended and detained by Jefferson County Sheriff Deputies.

The driver is revealed to be Garyson Johnson, 22-year-old, who submitted a breath sample with a blood alcohol level of.30. A 16-year-old juvenile, who was also driving the SUV, had a blood-alcohol level of .14.
Virginia Cole was traveling south on Highway 97 south of Madras at 4:50 p.m. on Sept. 15. The gold SUV behind her didn’t stop and slammed into her car as she slowed to change lanes just beyond Eureka Lane. Cole’s Hyundai was thrown across the opposite lane of traffic and rotated 180 degrees to face north as a result of the collision. Although the whole rear side of the hatchback was destroyed in the accident, Cole was unharmed.

Johnson said he was not driving on Highway 97. Both the female driver and the female passenger, both 17 years old, stated that the man was behind the wheel. Both drivers were apprehended and taken to jail.

Both have been charged with DUI, reckless driving, and conspiracy. Criminal mischief was also charged against the 16-year-old girl. Johnson was also charged with endangering a person recklessly, failing to execute the responsibilities of a driver in an accident resulting in property damage, and fourth-degree assault.

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