Kitzhaber’s son admits to drinking before crash

18-year-old Logan Kitzhaber was injured in crash on coast

Logan Kitzhaber was injured in a crash near Lincoln City, July 4, 2016 (OSP)
Logan Kitzhaber was injured in a crash near Lincoln City, July 4, 2016 (OSP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Court records show the 18-year-old son of former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber admitted drinking a beer before crashing his car along the Oregon Coast.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a police affidavit says Logan Kitzhaber told a paramedic he had a beer before heading toward Lincoln City. He also reported not knowing the cause of the Monday crash.

It’s unclear exactly when he consumed the beer, and authorities say they’re still working to determine whether Kitzhaber will face charges.

Kitzhaber had been driving a Toyota Prius when authorities say he crossed the center line on Highway 101 and sideswiped a motorhome, causing it to roll onto its side.

Kitzhaber was treated at a hospital for his injuries and released. The two occupants of the motorhome were hospitalized and are expected to survive.

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