“No Refusal” DUII Patrols for July 4th

EUGENE, Ore. — If you get pulled over for drinking and driving on the Fourth of July and refuse to take a breathalyzer test, be prepared to give blood. This is a first for Eugene police. If you’re pulled over on the Fourth and appear impaired, you will first take the field sobriety test. If … Continue reading »

Video to Show Dangers of Drunk Driving

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Alcohol-related crashes are the leading cause of death among teens, killing someone in the United States every 15 minutes. That’s why the Lane County Sheriff’s Office will host its Every 15 Minutes program, using a mock car crash to show students at area schools how dangerous it is to drink and drive. … Continue reading »

Police Ready for New Year’s Eve Patrols

EUGENE, Ore. — Law enforcement officials say New Year’s Eve is a busy time for them, so the Oregon State Police say they’re making sure they’ll have a presence Tuesday night. OSP says last year nearly 40 percent of DUII arrests happened on January 1st. But officers won’t just be on the lookout for drunk … Continue reading »

High School Hosts Mock DUII Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — Every 15 minutes someone is killed in the U.S. in an alcohol-related crash. On Tuesday, students at North Eugene High School got a very graphic look at what those crashes do to people. Students, along with police fire and emergency medical responders took part in recreating the horror, pain, and loss caused … Continue reading »

Police Teach About Drunk Driving Dangers

EUGENE, Ore. — Experts says that every 15 minutes someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-related crash. Even more stunning is the fact that alcohol-related collisions are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Tuesday and Wednesday, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Oregon State Police and the Eugene-Springfield Fire departments … Continue reading »

Teen Charged With DUI In Rollover Crash

NEAR LEABURG, Ore. –¬†Oregon State Police were called to a single car , rollover crash on the McKenzie Highway just past Leaburg early Sunday morning. Police said the driver left a friend’s house, made a wrong turn, and crashed into a ditch. The first call came in around 3:30 a.m., but police did not locate … Continue reading »

Lawsuit Questions Alcohol Serving Limits

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A DUII case in Cottage Grove is calling attention to how much is too much alcohol for bars and restaurants to serve to their customers. The family of Theresa Grodona, who was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver last year, is suing the driver, Jeremy Henry, and the … Continue reading »

Car Crashes into Building

EUGENE, Ore. — A Springfield woman crashed into a vacant building early¬†Saturday morning. Eugene Police say around 3 a.m. an officer was traveling west bound on Broadway Street when the car ahead of him lost control and crashed into the the former Oregonians Credit Union on the corner of the 3600 block of East 8th … Continue reading »

Drunk Dad Lets Daughter Drive Car

COOS BAY, Ore. — Coos County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man they say was drunk when he let his daughter drive his car. Deputies say Ronald Lee Walter, of Coos Bay, was drunk when he let his 11-year-old daughter learn how to drive in their RV park. The girl ended up crashing into a parked … Continue reading »

Police Combating DUIIs Friday Night

EUGENE, Ore. — Local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to combat drinking and driving Friday night. The Oregon State Police are partnering with the Eugene, Springfield, Junction City Police departments, as well as the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, to patrol Eugene streets. The concentration of officers will most likely be around a beer festival … Continue reading »

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