Driver arrested for DUII
An Oregon State Police officer was dispatched at around 2 a.m. on July 4 to a report of a single-vehicle, rollover crash at the intersection of Highway 20 and Business Highway 20, at the Toledo west junction.
The vehicle, a Ford Explorer, had been traveling east and driving on a bare rim when the driver lost control, according to the OSP log. The Explorer rolled down an embankment and came to rest on its top in the McHenry Trucking parking lot.
The driver, identified as Brannin James Benson, 36, of Burns, reportedly tried to leave the scene but was detained by a Toledo police officer.
Several alcohol containers and marijuana paraphernalia were found at the crash scene, according to the police report.
Benson was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital after complaining of pain related to the crash. While at the hospital, he was allegedly exhibiting numerous signs of impairment. He consented to field sobriety tests and performed poorly, according to the OSP report. A hospital blood draw showed him to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.182 percent. He was cited and released for DUII and reckless driving.
The Toledo Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.
Drug use leads to DUII arrest
An Oregon State Police officer, responding to a driving complaint on Highway 101 in the Moolack Beach area, pulled over the driver of a southbound Dodge Dakota pickup at around 5:15 p.m. on July 4.
The driver, identified as Mark Charles Hibbard, 53, of Newport, was exhibiting signs of impairment and performed poorly on field sobriety tests, according to the OSP report. During a search of his vehicle, cannabis, heroin and various paraphernalia was discovered.
Hibbard was taken into custody for DUII and was transported to the Lincoln County Jail. A breath test showed him to have a 0.00 percent blood alcohol concentration, and he agreed to provide a urine sample to be tested for the presence of controlled substances.
Hibbard was cited for DUII and reckless driving and was released.
Driving complaint leads to DUII arrest
On July 5, at around 3:15 p.m., an Oregon State Police officer pulled over the driver of a Cadillac Escalade on Highway 20 near milepost 2 after receiving a driving complaint regarding that vehicle. Prior to making the traffic stop, the state trooper had seen the vehicle swerve out of its lane of travel, according to the OSP report.
The driver, identified as Max Alatriste, 49, of Newport, reportedly admitted to recently drinking alcohol and consented to field sobriety tests. He performed poorly, according to the report, and was taken into custody and transported to the Lincoln County Jail. A breath test showed him to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.10 percent. He was cited and released for DUII and reckless driving.
Crash results in citations for driver
A single-vehicle crash on Highway 101 near Ona Beach at around 10:25 p.m. on July 6 resulted in multiple citations being issued to the driver.
According to an Oregon State Police report, Josie Louise Waterman, 49, of Siletz, was traveling north in a Ford Ranger pickup when she lost control while negotiating a curve on wet pavement. The pickup went into the ditch and crashed, coming to rest partially blocking the northbound lane.
Waterman was issued citations for driving while suspended, driving uninsured and “failure of a previous violator to file proof of financial responsibility.”
The pickup was removed from the scene by Coast Towing.
Driver cited in multi-vehicle crash
An Oregon State Police officer responded at around 2 p.m. on July 7 to a report of a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 101 on the south side of Cape Foulweather.
A Ford 150 pickup was stopped in the northbound lane, waiting to turn into Rocky Creek State Park in violation of the “No Left Turn” sign, according to the OSP report. A Toyota Tundra, stopped behind the pickup, was subsequently rear-ended by a Chevrolet Tahoe. No one was injured during the crash, and all vehicles were drivable.
The driver of the Ford pickup was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device.
Driver flees from crash scene
At around 12:50 a.m. on July 8, the driver of an Oldsmobile Alero crashed at Southeast 116th Street in South Beach, and the driver fled the scene, according to an Oregon State Police log.
A state trooper located the driver at her residence, and she was displaying numerous signs of impairment, according to the OSP report. The driver, identified as Corrie Elizabeth Largent, 39, of Newport, reportedly told the officer that she had swerved to avoid a pedestrian and overturned into the ditch.
Largent performed field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested and transported to the Lincoln County Jail, where a breath sample measured her blood alcohol content at 0.23 percent. She was cited for DUII and released.
Her vehicle was removed by Coast Towing. OSP was assisted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Speeding driver charged with DUII
An Oregon State Police officer, responding to a driving complaint, pulled over the driver of a GMC van for speeding on Highway 101 in Lincoln City at around 2:45 p.m. on July 15.
The driver, identified as Gary Wendell Eberhart, 53, of Lincoln City, was exhibiting sign of impairment. He was arrested and transported to the Lincoln City Police Department, where a breath sample showed a 0.00 percent blood alcohol concentration. Eberhard provided a urine specimen for testing. He was cited for DUII and released.
Vehicle stopped for speeding turns out to be stolen
At around 7 p.m. on July 7, an Oregon State Police officer pulled over the driver of a Dodge sedan for speeding on the Alsea Bay Bridge in Waldport.
When running a check on the vehicle, the state trooper discovered that it had been reported stolen in Florence. The driver reportedly gave the officer a false name and information but was eventually identified as Joshua Matthew Herbrecht, 38, of Arcata, Calif.
Herbrecht was taken into custody and transported to the Lincoln County Jail, where he was booked on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, providing false information to police, unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and failure to carry an operator’s license. He was then released from the jail.
The owner of the Dodge recovered the vehicle.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.