Oregon Man Is Facing a Vehicular Homicide Allegation After Killing a Passenger

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A thirty-year-old man from Southern Oregon is facing a vehicular homicide allegation after he killed a passenger in a crash. Shawn M. Nelson from Sunny Valley, Oregon, had his first appearance on Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. Officers got a call around 7:30 p.m. […]

Police Arrests Wanted DUI Driver from Southeast Portland

A cartoon character doing a drunk driver test on the side of the road.

A twenty-six-year-old man from Southeast Portland who was wanted on a warrant for DUI was finally arrested and locked up on six new charges after he crashed his vehicle into two other vehicles while fleeing from police in Happy Valley. Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies informed that Sam Hancos was speeding away from a traffic stop, […]

Woman Sentenced to Prison for Fatal DUII Crash


A woman involved in a fatal DUII crash last year has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison. According to the Washington County District Attorney’s Office, Talita Weltzien pleaded guilty on Tuesday to driving under the influence of intoxicants and second-degree manslaughter. She was sentenced to 110 months of prison time. Weltzien was […]

Driver Charged with DUII After Crashing into Police Station

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A man has been charged with DUII Alcohol after crashing a pickup truck into the gates of the Sutherlin Police Department on Saturday night. He is 38-year old Michael Hammond. He also faces charges of reckless driving, first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief and failure to perform the duties of a driver. Hammond was initially […]

Six Years in Prison for Woman who Caused Death of Infant

Six Years in Prison for Woman who Caused Death of Infant

A Boardman, Oregon woman will spend six years and three months in prison in connection with a rollover crash that killed her infant son and caused serious injuries to her three-year-old daughter. When the sentence was read to Veronica Andrade on Friday afternoon in the Morrow County Circuit Court, three years of post-prison supervision were […]

Elderly Driver Seriously Injured in Hwy. 20 Crash

Elderly Driver Seriously Injured in Hwy. 20 Crash

An 89-year-old Bend resident was critically injured last Friday evening after he neglected to stop at a stop sign on Cooley Road. Oregon State Police said Donald Richard Johnson stopped in the middle of Highway 20 and an oncoming car hit his vehicle. Bend police, troopers, and Bend Fire & Rescue medics responded to the […]

Portland-Area Bridge Named One of Country’s Worst Accident Hotspots

Portland-Area Bridge Named One of Country’s Worst Accident Hotspots

A bridge in the Portland area has ranked eighth in a survey of the nation’s most treacherous accident hotspots. The study was released at the end of January by San Francisco-based non-profit Go Safe Labs. It revealed that the Glenn Jackson Bridge saw at least 124 accidents in 2019. This bridge on Interstate 205 crosses […]

Suspected Drunk Driver Kills Woman in Umatilla County Accident

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An elderly woman is dead following a car accident in Umatilla County on December 8. Oregon State Police said the crash took place at the intersection of Hwy 395 and East Punkin Center Road just after 10 p.m. They said forty-five-year-old Michelle Dawn Fry was going northbound on the highway when she ignored a red […]

Driver Who Hit a Pedestrian in SE Portland Arrested

Driver Who Hit a Pedestrian

A driver who hit a pedestrian in Southeast Portland on Friday has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII). Police said the crash happened near Southeast Grand Avenue and Southeast Morrison Street a little after 7 p.m. It resulted in the hours-long closure of the road and two exits off […]

Police Claim ‘E.T.’ Star Tried to Fake Urine Sample After DUI Arrest

Fake Urine Sample

A Tualatin Police Department report says Henry Thomas, who is known for his role in “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” tried to give police a fake urine sample after he was arrested for DUI in Oregon back in October. Police claim the 49-year-old actor attempted to use toilet water in an effort to pass his blood-alcohol test. […]

New Evidence Clears School Bus Driver Arrested for DUII

School Bus Driver Who Was Arrested for DUII

The Oregon school bus driver who was arrested for DUII in November after he drove off the road with students onboard will no longer be prosecuted. Twenty-year-old Jonathan Gates had been accused of driving under the influence of intoxicants on November 13. The Mid Columbia Bus Company employee briefly drove a Forest Grove School District […]