Driver had blood alcohol concentration of .18-percent.
It's illegal for 19-year-olds to consume alcohol. It's also illegal to drink and drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08-percent or more. Seth Russell is accused of doing both and losing control of his small pickup truck on Highway 101 near Brookings, crashing into a guard rail and a Oregon State Police trooper's patrol car.
Russell was not injured in the collision but the officer, Senior Trooper Jeff Johnson, was treated for minor injuries and back pain. He was released from a local hospital Thursday morning.
Russell, who had a blood alcohol concentration of .18-percent at the time of the collision, was arrested and lodged in the Curry County Jail on multiple charges.
*Photos courtesy of the Oregon State Police.