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 »

Man Arrested for DUII, Arson, Hit & Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Police arrested a Eugene man Thursday night for DUII, arson, hit and run, among other charges. A woman called officers to Village Avenue Apartments after someone threw a burning object through her window. Residents put out the fire before leaving the building. They found the suspect 28-year-old Matthew Scott Devinney walking away … Continue reading »

Joint Efforts Lead to DUII Arrests

EUGENE, Ore. — Local police departments and state troopers collaborated during the weekend to crack down on drunk driving. The combined efforts of  five different agencies led to 19 DUII arrests from Friday night into Saturday morning. There were also 28 citations for other offenses and more than 100 warnings. Officers pulled over any vehicles … Continue reading »

Super Bowl Weekend DUII Arrests Down

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police reported DUII arrests during this year’s Super Bowl weekend were down from last year. OSP troopers arrested 31 people on DUII charges, which is down from the 38 arrested last year. OSP troopers also responded to two fatal traffic crashes over the weekend. The first crash occurred sometime Friday … Continue reading »

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