FOREST GROVE, Ore. – A 17-year-old driver was arrested for DUII after she rolled her SUV while two passengers were riding on the roof, sending them to the hospital late Saturday near Forest Grove.
At about 10:30 p.m., Abbey Hatch from Forest Grove failed to negotiate a turn from Northwest Thornburg Road onto Northwest Old Wilson River Road and went into a ditch and rolled over, said Sgt. Bob Ray with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies learned 24-year-old Richard Cutright of Forest Grove was riding on the roof of the SUV while 21-year-old Seth Staples of Beaverton was climbing out the Jeep’s window attempting to get on the roof, Ray said.
Hatch was going around 30 mph when she crashed. Cutright was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Staples was taken by Life Flight to the hospital with possible internal injuries that are not believed to be life threatening, Ray said.
Deputies found evidence that Hatch was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. She was arrested and charged with DUII, assault, and reckless driving.