Lawmakers Try to Help Wattiers

EUGENE, Ore. — Federal lawmakers are now trying to help the Lane County deputy and his wife who were injured in a hit-and-run accident while in Mexico.

A spokesperson at Senator Wyden’s office told KEZI 9 News that his office has worked with the family of Drew and Michelle Wattier to help them get some support in Mexico.

Wyden’s office has worked with the U.S. Consulate to help get family access to the police department. It also gave them a list of consulate approved lawyers in Mexico.

“The family has contacted both our office and Senator Merkley’s office, and so we are going to talk with them and see if there is something more we can do here to express the need to get this resolved or at least to get some sort of answers for the family,” said Tom Towslee, Senator Wyden’s Press Secretary.

Both offices sent a letter to the American citizens services chief at the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, asking him to for clarification regarding Mexican hit and run laws.

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