Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a traffic crash in the 5000 block of NE East Devils Lake Rd, Otis. A vehicle had left the road and struck a house. Members of the Lincoln City Police Department, North Lincoln Fire/Rescue and Pacific West Ambulance responded to the crash. It was reported that the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Andrew Ainslie, 30, of Lincoln City, had fled the scene on foot. Police Officers were able to locate Ainslie and detain him near the crash. Residents of the home were not injured. Ainslie’s vehicle was later towed from the location.
Ainslie was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital by Pacific West Ambulance. Deputy Rose determined that Ainslie was under the influence of a controlled substance while operating his vehicle. Ainslie did not suffer any injuries from the crash. Deputy Rose issued Mr. Ainslie criminal citations for Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Reckless Driving, Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (Property Damage) and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank members of the Lincoln City Police Department, North Lincoln Fire/Rescue, Pacific West Ambulance and Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital for their assistance.