Driver charged with DUII
Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on May 30, an Oregon State Police officer was dispatched to a report of a road hazard on the northbound shoulder of Highway 101 near milepost 155, just north of Alsea Bay.
The person calling in the complaint reported an intoxicated male had stopped at this location in a red sedan and was screaming at passing cars and interfering with traffic. The vehicle, a red Dodge Dart, was located and found to be occupied by a male who said his father was the driver, and he had left walking northbound on Highway 101.
The driver returned to the scene and was visibly intoxicated, according to the OSP report. He consented to and performed poorly on field sobriety tests.
The driver, identified as Christopher Weldon Youngman, 42, of Newport, was taken into custody and transported to Lincoln County Jail, where he consented to a breath test revealing a blood alcohol concentration of 0.20 percent. Youngman was cited and released on charges of DUII, reckless driving and recklessly endangering a person. The vehicle was impounded.
Drug use leads to DUII charge
At around 11:15 a.m. on June 2, an Oregon State Police officer responded to a driving complaint involving a Dodge Avenger with California plates on Highway 18 near milepost 10.
The state trooper located the vehicle and observed it weaving badly. He pulled over the driver, who was identified as Shawn Patterson Seal, 43, of Corvallis.
Seal appeared impaired and admitted to using prescriptions medications and methamphetamine, according to the OSP log. He also said he was experiencing a mental health crisis, the report states.
Seal submitted to field sobriety tests and performed poorly, according to the report. He was taken into custody for DUII. During a search of his vehicle, the state trooper located meth, un-prescribed Xanax, prescribed medications and numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia. The driver was transported to Lincoln City Police Department, where he consented to a breath and urine test. He was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital at his request and was cited and released for DUII-controlled substances and reckless driving.
Driver crashes while running from police
Shortly before 4 p.m. on June 4, an Oregon State Police officer clocked a westbound vehicle traveling 83 mph in a 55 mph zone at around milepost 9.5 on Highway 18.
As the state trooper turned his patrol car around, the other vehicle, a Chevrolet Cobalt, sped off, reaching a speed of 97 mph. The officer temporarily lost sight of the Chevy and then saw a large amount of smoke and skid marks on the highway. The driver had lost control of the vehicle and it began to rotate, going off the road and crashing in the ditch. As it was rotating, it struck another vehicle on the road.
The driver of the Chevy was identified as Zachary Taylor Wright, 25, of Vancouver. He was cited for speeding, reckless driving, driving while suspended and recklessly endangering another person. His vehicle was towed from the scene by Car Care Towing. The other vehicle involved in the crash was able to be driven from the scene.
Bicyclist struck by vehicle
A 39-year-old man riding a bicycle on Highway 18 at around 10 p.m. on June 5 reportedly suffered significant injuries after being struck by a vehicle near milepost 5.5
The Oregon State Police stated there were conflicting reports as to the exact location of the incident. The man was hospitalized and was in and out of consciousness, but he told officers he and the bicycle were thrown over a guardrail, according to the OSP report. This victim made his way to a nearby residence for assistance.
OSP officers and Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to locate the bicycle but were not successful. Anyone with information regarding this incident as asked to contact either OSP or the sheriff’s office.
Crash leads to citations
At around 12:30 p.m. on June 6, an Oregon State Police officer investigated a motor vehicle crash on Highway 101 in Waldport.
A Toyota Sienna was being driven south on Highway 101 and, while attempting to make a left turn onto Waziyata Avenue, crashed into a Toyota Highlander. The driver and passenger of the Highlander were transported with minor injuries to the Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport.
The driver of the Sienna, the only occupant in that vehicle, was identified as Krista Brianne Hummel, 38, of Toledo. She was issued citations for driving without insurance, driving while suspended and taking a dangerous left turn.
The Sienna was towed by Rowley’s Towing, and the Highlander was towed by Last Resort Towing.
Driver found sleeping, charged with DUII
An Oregon State Police officer responded at around 12:30 a.m. on June 10 to a report of a Hyundai Accent that was high centered in the ditch near milepost 26 on Highway 34.
When the officer arrived, he found the driver — the sole occupant of the car — sleeping in the backseat. There were no warning lights turned on, and the Hyundai was located on an unlighted roadway.
According to the OSP report, the driver, identified as Stacy Lee Guidotti, 59, was showing signs of alcohol impairment. She was transported to Corvallis, where she provided a breath sample that revealed a blood alcohol concentration of 0.12 percent. She was cited for DUII and released.
The Hyundai was towed to Newport by Coast Towing. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office assisted OSP.