New Restaurant Inspired By The Wattiers

EUGENE, Ore. — Another big milestone for a Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy severely injured with his wife by a hit-and-run driver while vacationing in Mexico. For the last 10 or so months KEZI 9 News has followed Drew and Michelle Wattier’s recovery. Drew’s sister and brother-in-law are starting a new chapter for the family by … Continue reading »

Drew Wattier Attends Benefit Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier made his first public appearance since a crash in Mexico critically injured him and his wife, Michelle. For family and friends, although the whole situation has been tough, the community support for Drew and Michelle has been touching. The crowd of four hundred runners didn’t surprise … Continue reading »

Wattier Benefit Run This Weekend

EUGENE, Ore — Last-minute preparations are under way for a race this weekend to benefit Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier and his wife Michelle. The Wattiers were injured in a hit-and-run while in Mexico. Friends, including those from the LCSO, say runners will want to grab their running shoes and come out Sunday because … Continue reading »

Michelle Wattier Returns Home

EUGENE, Ore. — The wife of a Lane County sheriff’s deputy injured in a hit-and-run is finally back home in Eugene. Michelle Wattier left a Portland hospital Wednesday. Her husband, Drew, made move last week. A hit-and-run driver injured the couple while they were vacationing in Mexico in November.

Deputy Drew Wattier Returns Home

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a homecoming 70 days in the making. Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier is settling in to a rehab facility in Eugene. KEZI 9 News sat down with Drew’s mom and sister Friday and both of them credit the community and his character for getting Drew back home. “I have seen … Continue reading »

Michelle Wattier Takes First Step

PORTLAND, Ore. — Michelle Wattier took her first step in a Portland rehabilitation facility. Newly released video of Michelle shows her taking that step. The Wattiers were the victims of a hit and run outside their resort in Mexico, at the end of November. Michelle was cleared by the doctor to put weight on her left arm … Continue reading »

Pints for a Cause Benefits Wattiers

EUGENE, Ore. — Ninkasi Brewing is holding a fundraiser for the Wattiers Monday. Lane County sheriff’s deputy Drew Wattier and his wife Michelle were critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in Mexico back in November. On Monday, 25 percent of all money raised at Ninkasi will go to the Wattier Medical Fund. Pints for a … Continue reading »

Wattiers Visit Each Other in Hospital

PORTLAND, Ore – For the first time in 44 days, Lane County Deputy Drew Wattier and his wife, Michelle, critically injured in Mexico after being struck by a driver in a hit-and-run, were officially reunited. After a mostly peaceful flight to Portland Friday night for Michelle, Saturday the Wattiers were able to revel in a … Continue reading »

Ex-Convicts Pay it Forward for Wattiers

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a happening place for biscuits and gravy. Cinnamon rolls, too! You can’t miss the Streets Cart at West 6th Avenue and Lincoln Street in downtown Eugene. The big red cart is getting ready to celebrate one year in business. “I guess in a nutshell what we are about, other than good food, … Continue reading »

Interpreter Helps Get Investigation Info

EUGENE, Ore. — We continue to pursue efforts on obtaining information on the Wattier hit-and-run investigation in Mexico. Lane County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Wattier and his wife Michelle were hit by a car outside their Dreams Resort at the end of November. On Friday, Tanya Gomez, an interpreter with Centro Latino Americano, offered her services … Continue reading »

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