MORROW COUNTY - The Sheriff's Office arrested two individuals after a chase in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
David Drinkard, 26, no address listed, and Kimberly Kay Scherwinka, 31, of Irrigon were arrested on multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance and attempting to elude a police officer, the Morrow County Sheriff's Office said.
The incident began at 12:30 a.m. when a deputy attempted to stop a black SUV on Highway 730 near Irrigon. But the vehicle allegedly didn't heed and drove into a field.
"He just turned out into a plowed circle," Undersheriff Steven Myren said.
The patrol car was unable to follow the SUV through the field.
Shortly after, Morrow County received a 911 call from a resident on Sunset Lane in Irrigon. The resident said the SUV had tried to ram through their fence and gotten stuck.
Myren said he believed the suspects drove through multiple fields and ended up trapped in the yard of the Sunset Lane residence. The only way out was through the woven wire fence.
"It got hung up in general on the fence and debris," he said.
Deputies and Oregon State Police Troopers responded and arrested Scherwinka, who had been a passenger, on scene.
Deputies, troopers and police from Umatilla and Boardman searched the area but were unable to find the driver.
The next report came in at 8:30 a.m., when a woman reported her husband had picked up a shoeless, muddy man with minor injuries in an attempt to take him to Good Shepherd Medical Center.
When deputies caught up with the woman's husband, he said the man had refused to go to the hospital and he dropped him off in Hermiston.
Deputies believed the suspect was Drinkard by this time, and heard he had a relative in Hermiston. Searching the area, they located and arrested him on scene.