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OSP Report - sept. 16

Sept. 5: 22:55 Crash - Non-injury – 38000 block, McK. Hwy. Dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Hwy. 126E at milepost 10. Vehicle #1 was traveling eastbound when the left front tire and wheel fell off the vehicle and struck two parked vehicles. Operator #1 was not injured. The owners of the parked vehicles were provided with Vehicle #1’s insurance information. Involved: red Ford F350, silver/aluminum Honda Passport, light blue Honda Accord, 28-year-old male from Springfield, 36-year-old male from Eugene, 30-year-old male from Eugene.

Sept. 8: 17:16; Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Alcohol – Hwy. 126E, Milepost 35. Dispatched to a rolling hazard with a vehicle driving on its rim. The vehicle was sparking and traveling 30 mph in a 55 mph zone. The driver was followed by a fire truck and pulled over when they tried to get it to stop. Contacted the driver, who exhibited signs of impairment. He consented to Field Sobriety Tests and was subsequently taken into custody. He was transported to the Lane County Jail and provided a breath sample of 0.14% BAC. He was cited and released. The vehicle was towed for community caretaking reasons, as it was on the fog line of the highway. Arrested, Charged: Citation/Warning issued to 35-year-old male, referred to DA for consideration. Involved: Gold Dodge Grand Caravan, towed; Used to commit crime, 35-year-old male.

Sept. 10: 15:06: Crash, Injury – Hwy.126E. Dispatched to a crash near milepost 13. On arrival, observed Vehicle #2, a dump truck while a trailer, jackknifed blocking the entire highway. Vehicle #1 was east of the truck and blocking the westbound lane. The driver of Vehicle #1 was transported to the RiverBend Hospital for serious injuries. The driver of the dump truck was uninjured. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Follow up at the hospital revealed that the 67-year-old male driver of Vehicle #1 had a BAC of 0.21. Involved: white dump truck, blue Tesla, 59-year-old male from Scotts Glen, OR.


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