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 »

Fundraiser for DUII Crash Victim

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University student is still in critical condition after police say a man drove impaired last week and crashed into her car, and a friends are raising money to pay for her medical bills. On Thursday afternoon, Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 29-year-old Matthew Cannard of McMinville on DUII … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for DUII, Hit-and-Run

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A man reportedly shaved his head to avoid getting caught for a hit-and-run and driving under the influence. That happened after police found an SUV on top of a parked car on the 600 block of 1st Street. When police arrived, the driver was nowhere to be found. After investigating the area, … Continue reading »

OSU Student Injured in Crash

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Instead of spending their one year anniversary celebrating, Shane Potter spent the day Saturday at the side of his girlfriend Jessica Neffendorf’s hospital bed. “She’s just dealing with everything so well that I mean it gives everyone hope and faith that she’s gonna do alright. She’s been winning at every single surgery … Continue reading »

Woman Sentenced for DUII Crash

ALBANY, Ore. — An Oregon woman who left the country 16 years ago after causing a fatal drunk driving crash will spend the next six years in prison. A Linn County judge sentenced Jean Keating to 75 months behind bars. Last week, she pleaded no contest to DUII and manslaughter charges. Prosecutors say Keating was … Continue reading »

Police Party Patrols Busy Over Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police put their party patrols in full gear over this first weekend back. A total of 42 people were cited or arrested. Thirty-one of those were University of Oregon students. Police said there were 19 open container citations, 14 of which were UO students. There were 11 minors in possession, and … Continue reading »

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