On March 28, 2020, at around 6:40 p.m., Keizer Police officers were dispatched to the 5100 block of Courtlyn Street NE to several reports that a motor vehicle had crashed into a residence.
Subsequent investigation indicated a GMC pickup, which was being operated by James Johnson, had been traveling west on Chemawa Road NE when it left the roadway and collided with a utility pole. That initial impact sheared the pole off at the ground. Following this impact, the GMC crossed the oncoming lane, left the roadway, drove through a fence, through the corner of a house, through a second fence, before ultimately colliding with a parked car, where it stopped. No one was injured in the incident.
Based upon the investigation at the scene, Mr. Johnson was arrested for the listed charge, processed, and released.
Arrested: James Harold Johnson, 81 years-of-age, of Salem