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OSP Investigation Leads to Biking Under the Influence Charge
03/04/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

An investigation into what first started out as a reported unconscious person lying on Highway 224 east of Estacada who was later taken by LifeFlight to a Portland hospital has led to a pending charge of Biking Under the Influence of Intoxicants.
 
On March 3, 2010 at approximately 9:17 p.m. Estacada Fire Department, Oregon State Police (OSP), and ODOT responded to a report of a possible pedestrian being hit by a vehicle on Highway 224 near milepost 24. Fire personnel arrived and found the unconscious man, later identified as TIMOTHY BRETT CRAWFORD, age 43, from Estacada, lying in the westbound lane near the fog line next to a bicycle.
 
According to OSP Trooper Ryan Tellier, there was no evidence at the scene indicating CRAWFORD was struck by a vehicle. His bicycle had no lighting equipment and he was not wearing a helmet.
 
LifeFlight was dispatched to the scene by fire / medical personnel and CRAWFORD was transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital. After arrival, emergency room medical personnel found no obvious injuries. A preliminary blood test confirmed alcohol was a contributing factor in what is believed to be a bicycle crash incident.
 
CRAWFORD was to be treated overnight at the hospital and released Thursday morning.
 
Tellier cited CRAWFORD to appear in Clackamas County Circuit Court on a charge of Biking Under the Influence of Intoxicants.
 
ODOT assisted at the scene while the highway was closed for about 90 minutes for LifeFlight transport purposes and the initial on-scene investigation.