College Place SUV-motorcyle crash injures two


COLLEGE PLACE -- Two people were injured and one person was arrested following a collision Sunday involving a sports utility vehicle and motorcycle.

According to fire and police reports, the crash was reported at 3:56 p.m. Sunday at Sunny Drive and South College Avenue.

Two people on the motorcycle, Alan Parker, 31, and Sanjauna Yajaira Page, 33, were taken to Providence St. Mary Medical Center for treatment. They were listed in satisfactory condition today, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The driver of the SUV, Cally Ann Schneider, 204 S.E. Fourth Ave., of College Place, was arrested for investigation of vehicular assault and driving under the influence, according to College Place police.

Schneider, 58, was reported by other drivers as driving erratically on State Route 125 before the wreck, according to a police report presented in court this morning.

A witness to the crash told police the blue SUV driven by Schneider veered into the oncoming lane just before impact with the motorcycle. That witness then heard the crash and saw Parker and Page rolling in the street.

When emergency responders arrived at the scene, the SUV was facing north while resting against the southbound curb and sitting on top of the motorcycle.

Both riders were wearing helmets. Parker, an officer with the Milton-Freewater Police Department since 2005, was later diagnosed with a broken leg, according to a document presented in court this morning. Page complained of stomach pain at the crash scene and suffered possible internal injuries.

Schneider agreed to take field sobriety tests at the scene after having trouble locating her drivers license and being unable to produce current proof of car insurance, authorities said.

According to the officer's report, Schneider stumbled and swayed and had a strong odor of alcohol coming from her. She was unable to execute the series of maneuvers, police said.

Schneider's blood alcohol level measured at .209 after she agreed to a breath analysis. The legal limit of intoxication is .08 in Washington state.

She was taken to Providence St. Mary Medical Center for a blood draw, then booked into Walla Walla County Jail. Bail was set today at $15,000.


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