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 »

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 »

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