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Cougar DUI

Posted on 9th July 2013 at 15:39

The suspect in a Fourth of July DUI incident in Cougar is complaining that he was assaulted by the group of people who detained him for law enforcement. Richard Wilson, 69, of Ariel called the Sheriff’s Office at about 10:30 yesterday morning, claiming that a group of about 20 people had attacked him after the incident at the Cougar RV Park. It’s alleged that Wilson was speeding when he drove into a crowd at the RV park, hitting and injuring a 12 year-old boy. That boy was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, where he was treated for a broken leg. It’s reported that others on the scene pulled Wilson from his SUV, and held him until Deputies arrived. They say that portable breath tests showed that Wilson was well over the legal limit for driving, so he was arrested on charges of vehicular assault and DUI; he’s currently free after posting bail. It was noted on a Deputy’s report that Wilson had several injuries when they arrived, but it was unclear at that time if those were the result of an assault. Wilson’s report from yesterday morning is being forwarded to Sheriff’s Detectives.