Driver in Ore. sand rail crash pleads guilty



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The driver in an off-road vehicle crash near Pacific City that killed two people and seriously injured two others pleaded guilty Monday to assault, drunk driving and criminally negligent homicide.

David Rieman of Yacolt, Wash., was driving an off-road vehicle known as a sand rail in when it collided with another sand rail at the Sand Lake Recreation Area in September 2008.

The state police said Rieman’s blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit.

The Oregonian reports that the 48-year-old Rieman will be sentenced in February.


Information from: The Oregonian,