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 »

Intoxicated Driver Hits Police Cruiser

BEND, Ore. — The Bend Police Department hopes a crash that happened Tuesday night reminds people to have a designated driver. Officers say one of their own was hurt when Tina Rae Taylor, 35, of Bend, hit a patrol car on the northbound lanes Bend Parkway. The patrol car was parked and the officer was … Continue reading »

Oregon State Troopers Cite 39 for DUII

EUGENE, Ore. — Partiers packed downtown Eugene as they rang in the new year. Overall, EPD says it didn’t respond to any major problems. But, as is often the case, there were some impaired drivers on the roads. Oregon State Police was one of several agencies that held saturation patrols. Statewide, troopers cited 39 drivers … Continue reading »

Police Ready for New Year’s Eve Patrols

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police and OSP are enhancing patrols Monday night to keep streets safer this New Year’s Eve. EPD says it will concentrate its efforts on areas where most of the celebrating occurs, for instance at the downtown bars. Both agencies will also be stepping up the DUII saturation patrols. “There will be … Continue reading »

EPD Prepares for New Year’s Eve Patrols

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s New Year’s Eve. Celebration will soon be under way, and local law enforcement will be stepping up patrols, looking for any signs of drivers who’ve been drinking and driving. Getting a DUII, as they’re called, can change your life. Officer Stone with Eugene Police Department joined us live in the studio … Continue reading »

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