Oregon State Police say a son used his truck as a weapon against his father after an altercation while driving on Independence Day, nine miles east of Waldport.
Trooper David Wertz said he was dispatched to investigate a vehicle versus pedestrian crash around 9:30 p.m. when he made contact with two men, one of whom had life threatening injuries and needed to be transported by Life Flight to Sacred Heart Riverbend Hospital in Springfield.
Brandy Collins Leonard II, 26, of Waldport, admitted to Wertz he was the driver of a Chevy Silverado truck and he and the victim were father and son. Further investigation by Wertz revealed the two had a fight while driving and the son stopped the vehicle to allow his father, Brandy Collins Leonard, 47, of Toledo, to exit. Once the father was outside, the son struck him with the vehicle. The son then exited the truck and continued to assault his father.
Wertz said the son was exhibiting signs of alcohol impairment and performed DUII tests poorly.
Brandy Leonard II was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail where he faces charges of attempted murder, assault and DUII. His bail is set at $650,000.
The condition of the father, Brandy Collins Leonard, is unknown at this time. According to Sacred Heart medical staff, he is not in their system as of 2 p.m. July 6.