GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A Grants Pass city employee is accused of crashing his vehicle while under the influence. Court documents say he damaged a power pole, company signs, and 3 vehicles parked in a car repair parking lot.
Jason Canady is facing several charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving, and criminal mischief. He had his first court appearance today.
He's been the director of public works for Grants Pass since 2015. The city wouldn't comment on Canaday's future with the city.
The owner of the nearby car repair shop, Kurtis Dymock, says this road is a trouble spot for crashes.
"It’s a very good straightaway, nice downhill, and 90° corners," said Dymock. "You see people sliding around all over the place all the time."
He says the owners of those damaged vehicles are waiting to hear if insurance will cover the costs. The owner of Cloverlawn Market, which is next door, says he is also hoping insurance will cover the cost of his broken signs. Court documents say they were worth more than $1,000.