BAKER COUNTY – Driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving resulted in the arrested of a Meridian, Idaho man outside of Baker City recently. Information from Oregon State Police reports that an OSP officer responded to a driving complaint near milepost 320 west of Baker City, where the operator of the vehicle was reportedly “driving all over the road, nearly striking other vehicles, and driving on its front wheel/rim.”
The vehicle, a tan Ford Ranger, driven by 37-year-old Logan Gabriel Thumm of Meridian, Idaho, drove past the officer with sparks coming from the left-front wheel. The officer followed Thumm for approximately one mile with lights and sirens before the vehicle stopped in the slow lane.
The vehicle rolled backward and struck the OSP vehicle, however, no damage occurred.
Thumm was arrested by citation for reckless driving and DUII. Thumm refused a Standard Field Sobriety Test and refused a breath test. A warrant was obtained for Blood Alcohol Content and executed at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City.