Make the McKenzie Connection!

State Police Report - April 29, 2021

April 25: 09:33: Lost Property – Hwy. 125E, Milepost 22. Received a call from an individual, who lives up the McKenzie near Leaburg. She was calling to report that she had left her small utility trailer on the side of the highway after it was damaged on her way back from the dump. She said that she left a note stating it wasn’t abandoned and was making arrangements to come back and get it. When she returned it was gone. The trailer is a small black, single axle utility trailer (approx. 4x6). It is not registered and does not have a VIN. Information to local agencies for Attempt To Locate.

17:40: Driving Under the Influence, Alcohol – Hwy. 126E, Mp. 16. Troopers responded to report of a traffic hazard. Report of a 2020 Audi A6 partially blocking EB lanes of travel. The male operator was reported as being slumped over the wheel and medical personnel were dispatched to assist. Medics evaluated operator and cleared without transporting the operator. Investigation revealed the operator displayed signs of impairment. Operator consented to Field Sobriety Tests and was subsequently arrested for DUII-Alcohol. Transported to Springfield Municipal Jail to use Intoxilyzer – BAC: 0.19%. 57-year-old male from Bend was cited in lieu of custody for DUII-Alcohol and released at La Quinta Hotel. Tow responded & black Audi was towed to their yard.

18:44: Crash, Non-Injury – Hwy. 126E, Mp. 18. Notified by a passerby of a possible crash a few miles east. Responded to the area, observed a vehicle into the ditch and against the rock wall. The driver advised he was uninjured and had looked over at the river when his vehicle veered slightly off the roadway. The shoulder in that area is minimal and it was wet from the rain. Since the vehicle was blocking, ODOT pulled the vehicle from the location and across the road onto a wide shoulder. The driver had already contacted his insurance and the insurance advised trooper to call a tow due to time. Involved: silver/aluminum Dodge Ram, 22-year-old male operator.


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