On 7/4/20 at approximately 9:26 pm State Police Trooper Wertz was dispatched to investigate a vehicle versus pedestrian crash which occurred on Hwy 34. When he arrived at the scene Trooper Wertz located two involved males associated with a Chevy Silverado also at the scene. One man was transported via Life Flight helicopter to Sacred Heart River bend Hospital with life threatening injuries. The second man, identified as 26-year old Brandy C. Leonard of Waldport reportedly admitted he was the driver of the Silverado.
He was exhibiting several signs of impairment. He consented to and performed poorly on Safety Field Sobriety Test's and was taken into custody for DUII. Further investigation revealed the two were father and son who had been involved in a physical altercation while driving. The son, Mr. Leonard after stopping to allow the father to exit the vehicle, struck his father with the truck. He then exited the vehicle and further physically assaulted the father. Leonard was lodged in Lincoln County Jail and charged with Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault I, Assault II, Assault III and DUII - Alcohol.