Some things just defy logic.
A plan hatched alongside a highway 35 miles outside of Eugene Sunday night must have seemed like a good one in the moment.
But what happened there has gone down in Oregon State Police
annals as one of the most bizarre incidents any state trooper's ever encountered.
Oh, and it took place in Nimrod.
Five people who had been riding inside a motor home packed with 11 people and dogs pushed the motor home -- stalled on the road -- off the highway.
They sure did.
It went right down an embankment.
"Being inside would be like being inside of a dryer," said Lt. Gregg Hastings, a state police spokesman.
Six people and several dogs were trapped inside the home, and it took rescuers 45 minutes to get them out. Four people were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
"I knew we had a crash," Hastings said Monday. "But at first I knew nothing of the circumstances. Then I read the report today. I've never heard anything like it. It was very unusual given all the circumstances. It looks like there was someone under the influence trying to steer the home off the road.
"At a certain point," Hastings said, "there was no more road."
Troopers said the rig's driver, Mary Louise Wragge, one of those injured, was cited for: driving while under the influence of intoxicants, ten counts of recklessly endangering another person, three counts of fourth-degree assault, driving with a suspended license and driving uninsured.
The incident began about 7 p.m. when a trooper was sent to check out a report of a possible drunk driver behind the wheel of an older motor home on Oregon 124E near Nimrod.
Before the trooper arrived, the motorhome had been pushed off the embankment.
"Yes," Hastings said, "very unusual."
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