Deputy Drew Wattier Returns Home

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a homecoming 70 days in the making. Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier is settling in to a rehab facility in Eugene. KEZI 9 News sat down with Drew’s mom and sister Friday and both of them credit the community and his character for getting Drew back home. “I have seen … Continue reading »

Drew Wattier Back Home in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County deputy nearly killed while on vacation in Mexico is finally back home. Drew Wattier’s family posted a picture of him leaving a Portland hospital for a rehabilitation facility in Eugene Thursday evening. Drew and his wife Michelle were victims of a hit-and-run accident at the end of November. Michelle … Continue reading »

Wattiers Visit Each Other in Hospital

PORTLAND, Ore – For the first time in 44 days, Lane County Deputy Drew Wattier and his wife, Michelle, critically injured in Mexico after being struck by a driver in a hit-and-run, were officially reunited. After a mostly peaceful flight to Portland Friday night for Michelle, Saturday the Wattiers were able to revel in a … Continue reading »

Wattiers Reunited in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s been nearly two months since a Lane County Deputy and his wife were hit by a car while vacationing in Mexico. Friday they’re finally together again and back in Oregon. Michelle Wattier joined her husband Drew at a Portland hospital. Michelle got to Portland about 5 p.m. Friday. She’s been at a … Continue reading »

Ex-Convicts Pay it Forward for Wattiers

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a happening place for biscuits and gravy. Cinnamon rolls, too! You can’t miss the Streets Cart at West 6th Avenue and Lincoln Street in downtown Eugene. The big red cart is getting ready to celebrate one year in business. “I guess in a nutshell what we are about, other than good food, … Continue reading »

Interpreter Helps Get Investigation Info

EUGENE, Ore. — We continue to pursue efforts on obtaining information on the Wattier hit-and-run investigation in Mexico. Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier and his wife Michelle were hit by a car outside their Dreams Resort at the end of November. On Friday, Tanya Gomez, an interpreter with Centro Latino Americano, offered her services … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »

Fundraiser for Wattiers Breaks the Bank

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of gym goers sweated it out for a good cause Saturday morning. Now a Lane County deputy and his wife have even more help on their side. Drew and Michelle Wattier were victims of a hit-and-run crash while vacationing in Mexico. Both are in stable but serious condition. Michelle has started … Continue reading »

Deputy Wattier Moved to Portland

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene couple injured in a hit and run are on the long road to recovery. Drew Wattier, a Lane County sheriff’s deputy, has been moved to a medical care facility in Portland. He’s been unconscious since the accident, but the couple’s friends and family have vowed to stay with them every … Continue reading »

Lane County Deputy’s Wife Awake

EUGENE, Ore. — Michelle Wattier, the wife of Lane County sheriff’s deputy Drew Wattier, is awake and speaking Friday, according to the couple’s Facebook page. However, Drew is still not awake. The couple were hit by a car last month while walking outside their Mexico resort. There has been an outpour of support from the … Continue reading »

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