Deputies: Man crashes car near Orofino while under the influence of alcohol

Man crashes car near Orofino

The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office says alcohol was involved in a crash that sent one man to the hospital on Friday.

Deputies say Terry Kleinsmith, 56, was driving west on Highway 12 when his car struck the concrete barrier at milepost 46. His Mazda spun around and came to rest in a ditch on the other side of the road.

Kleinsmith wasn’t wearing a seat belt at the time, it says in a release. He was taken to Clearwater Valley Hospital with minor injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the crash, but says alcohol was a factor.