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Man sentenced in DUII, assault for crash on North Foothill Rd

Jose Guadalupe Medina-Galan (Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

A man was sentenced to eight years in jail following a crash that injured a motorcyclist and passenger.

According to the Jackson County District Attorney, 22-year-old Jose Guadalupe Medina-Galan has been sentenced on two counts of assault in the second degree, one count of driving while under the influence of intoxicants, and one count of resisting arrest charges in court on Wednesday. He had no previous criminal history.

Jackson County Circuit Court Judge David Hoppe sentenced Medina-Galan to 102 months in jail, 3 years patrol and will pay restitution.

The incident happened on August 20th at around 6:07 p.m. when Jackson County Deputies responded to a crash on North Foothill Rd near Vilas Rd.

This where the driver, Medina-Galan, lost control of his truck, crossed the center line, and slid sideways into the path of a northbound motorcycle.

Medina-Galan fled the scene only stopping to let two passengers off before continuing on North Foothill Rd. He eventually came to a stop 1 1/2 miles from the scene of the crash due to damages.

Deputies say he was visibly intoxicated and fought them during his arrest. A search warrant was executed to determine Medina-Galan's blood alcohol content. A toxicological examination revealed his blood alcohol content was at 0.12 percent an hour and a half hour after the crash.

The motorcyclist 28-year-old Zachary James Toll was taken to Rogue Regional Medical Center to be treated for a broken femur and was required to have a metal rod placed in his leg.

The passenger, 27-year-old Chelsea Quinn Gamble was airlifted to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital Portland due to the severity of her injuries.

Chelsea injuries included an amputation of her left arm at the shoulder joint and her leg left above the knee.

Both Zachary and Chelsea were present at the time of the plea and sentencing.

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