Crash results in citation
The Oregon State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash at around 11:30 a.m. on March 21, on Highway 101 near milepost 157, in the Waldport area.
The driver of a southbound Toyota Prius crashed into the right passenger side of a Ford F350 pickup as it was turning right into a business from the southbound lane. The driver of the Prius, identified as Sarah Louise Kolar, 42, of Yachats, was cited for careless driving.
No injuries were reported. The Prius had to be towed due to heavy front-end damage.
Driver cited after traffic stop
A Chevrolet Cavalier was stopped for a traffic violation at around 11 a.m. on March 23, on Highway 101 near milepost 131, north of Otter Rock.
A records check revealed that the driver, identified as Michael Lee Morgan, 60, of Sheridan, was driving while suspended, driving uninsured, and had switched license plates with another vehicle due to expired registration.
Morgan was cited by OSP, and the Chevy was towed to impound by Rowley’s Towing.
Driver cited for DUII, other charges
At around 12:30 p.m. on March 23, the driver of a Dodge Durango was pulled over on Highway 101 in Newport for having expired plates.
The driver, identified as Robert Louis Swanson, 56, of Newport, was ultimately arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person. He was also driving while suspended.
Swanson was transported to the Lincoln County jail, where he provided a breath sample showing a blood alcohol concentration of 0.10 percent. He was issued citations and released.
Two drivers cited following crash
At around 8:30 p.m. on March 23, a two-vehicle crash on Highway 18 near milepost 6 resulted in both drivers receiving citations from the Oregon State Police.
A black BMW 320i was stopping to turn into a business when it was rear-ended by a red Kia Sedona.
The driver of the Sedona, identified as Timothy Ronald Reeves, 55, of Newberg, was cited for following too closely. The driver of the BMW, identified as Karlie Tarryn Stoick, 38, of Otis, was cited for no operator’s license.
The Kia was towed from the scene by Lincoln City Tow. The BMW was able to be driven from the accident site.
Woman cited for driving while suspended
At around 11:45 a.m. on March 24, the driver of a Honda Accord headed north on Highway 101 was stopped south of Seal Rock because the vehicle had expired plates.
The driver, identified as Farrah Lee Rodgers, 43, of Waldport, was cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured — for the third time this month, according to an Oregon State Police report. She received a warning for the expired plates.
The Honda was removed from the scene by Coast Towing of Newport.
Driver cited for suspended license
An Oregon State Police officer pulled over the driver of an eastbound Honda Accord near milepost 1 on Highway 20 at around 2:30 p.m. on March 28 because the vehicle had expired plates.
The driver, identified as Tammy Lee Malloy, 49, of Albany, was cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured, according to the OSP report. She received a warning for the expired plates.
Her vehicle was impounded and removed from the scene by Rowley’s Towing.
Man jailed on warrant
The driver of a Chevrolet Blazer was stopped for a seat belt violation in Waldport at around 8:30 a.m. on March 29.
An Oregon State Police officer discovered the driver, identifed as Jason Michael Weeks, 42, of Newport, had a warrant for his arrest for failure to appear on an original charge of DUII. Weeks was arrested without incident and transported to Lincoln County Jail, where he was lodged.
Woman jailed for felony driving while suspended
At around 1:15 p.m. on March 31, an Oregon State Police officer pulled over the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder on Highway 101 because the vehicle had expired plates.
The driver was identified as Heather Sylvia Young, 47, of Lincoln City. A records check revealed that Young was driving while suspended, felony, for third-degree assault with a vehicle. The officer contacted Young’s probation officer, and as a result, Young was taken into custody and transported to the Lincoln County Jail.
The Nissan was impounded and removed from the scene by Car Care Tow Pro.
Crash leads to citations
Oregon State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash at around 2:15 a.m. on April 5, which occurred on Highway 18 near milepost 13.
A Dodge Dart was headed east when the driver, identified as Otoniel Fuentes Garcia, 36, of Lincoln City, lost control of the car while negotiating a curve. The vehicle rolled over onto its top and came to rest blocking the eastbound lane. According to the OSP report, the driver had visible injuries but refused medical treatment. A passenger in the car also refused medical treatment.
Fuentes Garcia was warned by OSP for careless driving and cited for driving uninsured and no operator’s license. The passenger, identified as Shanna Marie Mitchel, 35, also of Lincoln City, was found to have a misdemeanor warrant for her arrest out of Yamhill County. She was arrested and transported by Grande Ronde Tribal Police to Yamhill County, where she was to be lodged.
The vehicle was removed from the scene by Car Care Towing of Lincoln City.
Motorcyclist hits dump truck
At around 3 p.m. on April 7, a motorcyclist was headed west on Harlan Road near Elk City when he lost control and struck an eastbound Lincoln County dump truck. The motorcyclist suffered a broken leg and was taken by Life Flight helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis.
Oregon State Police learned that the rider, identified as Nicholas Lynn Powell, 38, of Tidewater, had suspended driving privileges — felony level.
The dump truck operator reported no injuries. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Toledo Police and Toledo Fire assisted at the scene. Rowley’s Towing removed the motorcycle.
Driver cited for DUII after crash
The Oregon State Police responded at around 3 a.m. on April 8 to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Highway 101 near milepost 121, south of Lincoln City.
A northbound Chevrolet Volt, driven by McKenzie Alice Purdom, 23, of Newport, crashed through a guardrail at Immonen Road and Highway 101. The driver and a passenger did not report any injuries.
Purdom was showing signs of impairment, according to the OSP report, and was arrested and transported to Lincoln County Jail, where she voluntarily provided a breath sample measuring a 0.13 percent blood alcohol concentration. She was cited and released for DUI-alcohol.
The vehicle was towed by Car Care Tow Pro in Lincoln City. North Lincoln Fire assisted at the scene. The Oregon Department of Transportation was advised of the substantial guardrail damage.