MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER CRASHING INTO A TREE IN NORTH MARION COUNTY (PHOTO)
Date: 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Posted: Sheriff's Office
News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
FlashAlert: January 9th, 2017 10:47 PM
around 5:00 p.m., a man was arrested after blowing through a stop sign, driving
into a yard and hitting two trees. Alexander Belcourt, age 24 was driving his
car east on Fargo Road NE when he failed to stop at a stop sign at Bents Road.
Witnesses told deputies that Belcourt drove into a yard after missing the
intersection and struck two trees.
Belcourts passengers Henry Sutton,
age 40 and Richard Weaver, age 47 were both injured in the crash. Weaver was
taken to Salem Hospital with serious injuries and Sutton was taken to OHSU where
he remains in critical condition.
At the time of Belcourts arrest his
blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. Belcourt was taken to
the Marion County Jail for the crimes of Assault II, Assault IV, Reckless
Driving, and Reckless Endangering. Belcourt was not injured in the crash.
Primary PIO Phone: 503. 584. MCSO (6276)
Information Officer Lt. Chris Baldridge
Cell Phone: 503.930.0579
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