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Wrong Way Driver Arrested Related to Injury Crash - Interstate 84 near Mosier
01/17/2008
Sergeant Pat Shortt
Oregon State Police - The Dalles
Office: (541) 296-9646 ext. 5312

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A 68-year old man from Bonnie Lake, Washington is being charged in an alcohol-related crash early Thursday morning after he was driving the wrong way on Interstate 84 near Mosier and collided head-on with a commercial truck.
 
On January 17, 2008 at approximately 2:15 a.m. a 1989 Cadillac Eldorado driven by NORMAN KEENAN, age 68, from Bonnie Lake, Washington, was driving eastbound on Interstate 84 in the westbound lanes of travel near milepost 71. A 2007 Volvo commercial truck towing two trailers, operated by DAVID SCHNIEDER, age 46, from St. Helens, Oregon, was westbound in the inside lane of travel passing another vehicle when it met the Cadillac traveling the wrong way. Both vehicles hit head-on and came to a rest blocking the freeway.
 
KEENAN received non-life threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to Hood River Providence Hospital for treatment.
 
SCHNIEDER was not injured.
 
Interstate 84 westbound was closed for approximately 2 hours while the crash was investigated and the roadway cleared.
 
Oregon State Police troopers from The Dalles Area Command office investigating the crash believe alcohol was a factor. Due to his treatment for injuries, KEENAN was cited to appear for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). He was also cited to appear in Linn County on an outstanding warrant charging Failure to Appear on a previous DUII charge.
 
The Wasco County Sheriff's Office, The Dalles Police Department and ODOT assisted in the crash investigation.