Boy hurt, dog killed, driver arrested
CARLTON — Yamhill County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Carlton man Thursday after he struck a 13-year-old boy and the boy’s West Highland terrier in a downtown crosswalk.
They said Carlton youth Luke Wellbrock was crossing East Main in front of Carlton City Hall shortly before 6 p.m. with his mother and the family dog. They said he and the dog were struck by an eastbound Ford F-150 pickup driven by James Sherman Jr., 60, of 607 E. Kennedy Court.
Wellbrook was transported to the Willamette Valley Medical Center, where he underwent surgery for a broken leg, according to Capt. Tim Svenson. He said the dog succumbed to its injuries.
After registering .15 on an Intoxilizer test, almost twice the presumptive level of intoxication in Oregon, Sherman was booked into Yamhill County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving, Svenson said. He was released with a citation to appaer in court.