A head-on crash caused by an impaired driver on the New Youngs Bay Bridge Tuesday morning left an Astoria resident in the hospital with serious injuries.
Roadside evidence and witness statements showed Billy Adams, a 36-year-old Seaside resident, was driving northbound in a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer around 6:30 a.m. when he crossed completely into the oncoming lane. He ran head-on into Astoria resident Doris Selvy, 57, who was driving a 2001 Kia Optima.
Both Adams and Selvy were taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital. Selvy sustained serious injuries and was transfered to Oregon Health & Science University, where she was listed in serious condition as of this morning. Adams had minor injuries, including a broken ankle.
While investigating, state police established probable cause and arrested Adams on charges of driving while under the influence, reckless driving and second-degree assault. Adams consented to a Breathalyzer, which showed no alcohol, but he refused to provide a blood or urine sample.