“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 »

Former Football Player Arrested for DUII

EUGENE, Ore. — A former University of Oregon football player is facing charges for driving under the influence and hitting a car and then leaving the scene. Karrington Armstrong was an offensive linemen with the Ducks, and according to his Twitter account he graduated Sunday from the University of Oregon. Eugene police say they arrested … Continue reading »

Two Arrests in Two Hours

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield police say they arrested a man on DUII charges twice in just two hours, early Thursday morning. Officers pulled over 29-year-old Shawn Kanan, just after midnight for driving without headlights. He was arrested and processed at the Springfield jail. After posting bail, he was released to a taxi cab, and told … Continue reading »

Mother Arraigned for Drunk Driving

EUGENE, Ore. — A young mother accused of driving drunk with her two young children has been released from jail. Brooke Milligan, 23, is accused of hitting a pole and flipping her car on Seventh Avenue in Eugene, early Tuesday morning. She’s facing several charges including DUII, reckless endangering and criminal mischief. The judge in … Continue reading »

“Drunk” Shirt Man Arrested for DUII

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A 21-year-old Philomath man was arrested on Sunday on multiple charges including driving under the influence of intoxicants. In his mugshot, Ross McMakin is seen wearing a shirt that says “Drunk as _____,” including profanity. Corvallis Police say McMakin’s girlfriend told him not to drive after he had consumed alcohol on Sunday. … Continue reading »

Police on DUII Patrol During Holiday

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until Monday, but many people will start to celebrate Friday night, and local law enforcement agencies will be out and about as well. Several agencies are taking part in the effort to keep drunken drivers off the streets this weekend, including police in Eugene and Springfield and Oregon … Continue reading »

Springfield Man Faces DUII Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police say a drunk driver is responsible for a crash that sent an elderly woman to the hospital Wednesday night. Police say 59-year-old Steven Womack was travelling eastbound in an SUV and rear-ended an elderly woman. The crash that shut down the area near Autzen Stadium for hours. Police say when Womack … Continue reading »

Alleged DUII Leads to Fire House Damage

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police say an alleged drunk driver crashed into the fire station at 28th and Centennial Wednesday night causing extensive damage. Police say 29-year-old Shanda Cline was speeding on Centennial, just before 11:30, when she lost control of her car. Cline reportedly smashed into a dumpster then went through a fence and … Continue reading »

Cannard Not Facing DUII Charge

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A twist in a once suspected DUII case that left an Oregon State University student with critical injuries in November: the current toxicology reports are saying the evidence is currently not supporting a DUII charge. Matthew Cannard, 29, of McMinville, was arrested in November after deputies say he crashed into 21-year-old Jessica … Continue reading »

Police Busy on New Year’s Eve

EUGENE, Ore. — With people ringing in the New Year, police officers hit the streets to find drunk drivers. Both in Eugene and Springfield, each and every officer working had their hands full. “When you get to the point where you’re restricting officer response to only the highest priority calls and are reallocating resources that … Continue reading »

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