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 »

Eugene City Prosecutor Arrested

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police has confirmed that the Eugene City Prosecutor was arrested for an alleged DUII on Sunday morning. Troopers say Daniel Barkovic was pulled over for a traffic violation just after 2:30 a.m. on Valley River Drive in front of the Valley River Center. OSP says Barkovic was arrested for DUII … 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 »

Fugitive Returned to Oregon for DUII

LINN COUNTY, Ore. — There’s a break in a 16-year-old cold case ¬†as a fugitive makes her first appearance in an Oregon court after she fled the country. Investigators say Jean Keating was awaiting trial on manslaughter and DUII charges in 1997 when her attorney said she disappeared. Earlier this year, police in Canada heard … 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 »

Memorial Day Deadlier Than Last Year

EUGENE, Ore. — This Memorial Day was even deadlier than last year as Oregon saw twice as many fatalities over the holiday weekend this time around, Oregon State Police said. OSP put out initial Memorial Day numbers Tuesday morning, reporting six deaths resulting from five separate crashes across the state. Two of those happened in … Continue reading »

Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into Tree

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – An apparent drunk driving crash landed one man in the hospital. The accident happened a little after 8 p.m. Wednesday, near the intersection of Centennial and Anderson. Paramedics tended to the passenger at the scene before taking him to the hospital. Police say the driver was drunk and speeding. That’s when the … Continue reading »

City Employee Fired Over DUII

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The city of Corvallis has fired its new economic development officer, after she was booked for DUII. “One mistake out of a lifetime of trying to do the right thing can take everything away from you in an instant,” said Murphy. It was a mistake that cost Melissa Murphy her job. But … Continue reading »

Officer Honored for DUII Prevention

EUGENE, Ore. — In 2011, nearly 100 people died in drunk-driving crashes in Oregon, but a local police officer is being credited for his efforts cutting down those numbers. Several police officers in the Willamette Valley were recently honored for their work enforcing DUII. One officers say there are still things that to be done … Continue reading »

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