Teen Faces DUII Charges After Car Crash

A 19 year old faces several charges after driving drunk Saturday morning in Medford.

Posted: Feb. 23, 2019 11:02 AM

MEDORD, Ore. -- A 19 year old faces several charges after driving drunk Saturday morning in Medford. 

Oscar Espinoza Jr. was driving down Hillcrest Road with four passengers when he lost control of his vehicle near Evenbrook Road. The car crashed into a light pole, multiple fences and trees. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. 

Police say Espinoza was drunk and driving fast when he lost control of the vehicle around 1AM. Two passengers had to be extricated from the vehicle by Medford Fire Department. They were taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Espinoza and the other two passengers suffered minor injuries. 

Espinoza was arrested for a DUI and taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police say Espinoza is facing ten charges including DUII, reckless driving, 4 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 2 counts of assault in the 2nd degree and 2 counts of assault in the 3rd degree. 

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