An 81-year-old Astoria man is being investigated for driving under the influence of intoxicants, after police dashcam video shows the driver striking a parked car last week at the East End Mooring Basin.
The Seaside Police Department, Seaside Fire Department and Medix responded to a call late Saturday night that an SUV had driven into the Necanicum River near the Quatat Park boat ramp.
As the city of Astoria and district attorneys wait for a ruling by the Oregon Court of Appeals over the handling of drunk driving cases, the legal bills keep racking up in the battle that’s lasted nearly two years.
This is the first of two parts highlighting the discussion of Astoria City Council’s goals.
There’s a surprising new twist in the case for control of the driving under the influence of intoxicants cases in the city of Astoria.
Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash at approximately 1:56 a.m. Saturday morning along Washington State Route 103, two miles north of Long Beach, Wash. Authorities say alcohol and speed were the causes of the crash.
The district attorney can prosecute the driving under the influence of intoxicants cases that occur in the city of Astoria.
An Astoria man whose drunk driving record spans three states and a double-digit number of arrests was sentenced to prison Tuesday in Clatsop County Circuit Court.
The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight for the struggle over control for driving under the influence of intoxicants cases in the city of Astoria.
District Attorney Josh Marquis and Astoria city officials faced off in court Friday in front of Judge Albin Norblad, a Marion County judge visiting Clatsop County Circuit Court.
ST. HELENS — A driving complaint led to the arrest Wednesday night of a commercial truck driver for driving while under the influence of intoxicants on U.S. Highway 30 east of St. Helens.
Calling it something she would never forget, Clatsop County Circuit Court Judge Paula Brownhill on Thursday reconfirmed the 1999 sentence of a man who killed two people and seriously injured another while driving drunk on U.S. Highway 26 near Seaside.
SALEM — A Marion County Circuit Court judge today delayed a ruling on the validity of the Oregon attorney general's lawsuit against the city of Astoria.
Astoria City Attorney Blair Henningsgaard has filed a motion to dismiss the driving under the influence of intoxicants lawsuit against the city by District Attorney Josh Marquis.
A lawsuit has been filed against the city of Astoria by the state of Oregon.
In the battle for the control of driving under the influence of intoxicant (DUII) cases, the city of Astoria has faced the pressure of District Attorney Josh Marquis. The City Council has faced the pressure of the community and the looming possibility of a lawsuit.
The long-simmering dispute over drunken driving cases in Astoria Municipal Court will reach a showdown within a week.
Today is the deadline Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis gave the city of Astoria to hand over its prosecution of cases involving people charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Drunk driving cases are some of the most litigated in Oregon. And it is a misnomer to call it drunk driving, because police increasingly apprehend drivers intoxicated on prescription drugs.
TILLAMOOK(AP) — A Portland police officer accused of drunken driving after a chase in Tillamook County has been taken off street duty and assigned to a desk job in the telephone report unit.
Deena Ryerson has an important job.
The city of Astoria has 34 days to hand over driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) cases to District Attorney Josh Marquis.
It was a fairly quiet Fourth of July weekend for law enforcement on the North Coast.
The struggle over the handling of driving under the influence of intoxicant (DUII) cases in the city of Astoria has heated back up.
SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers hope to adjourn this week. One of their final tasks is to reconcile their differences over the Department of Corrections budget. The Senate did agree Wednesday on one way to manage some prison costs.
A Portland man who was found guilty of manslaughter for killing a motorcyclist has been given a 13-year prison sentence.
Two men were traveling down a highway. One felt like his life was ending, the other like his life was beginning again. Then came the crash, the terrifying jumble of metal, the long slide across the road.
The proposed law that would give district attorneys the power and authority to take cases from Municipal Court has moved one step closer to becoming law.
The Oregon House bill that would give a district attorney power to take any case from a Municipal Court is moving ahead.
SALEM — The city of Astoria and the Clatsop County District Attorney went head-to-head and toe-to-toe Thursday at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on House Bill 3025.
The Astoria City Council has decided to hand over some drunk-driving cases to District Attorney Josh Marquis.
Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants cases will stay in Astoria Municipal Court.
The confrontation finally happened.
The question about where to send Astoria's drunk-driving cases will come before the Astoria City Council once again Monday.
A local fisherman is serving 30 days in jail after a jury found him guilty for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
The Clatsop County District Attorney's office is ready to take the city of Astoria's drunk-driving cases.
Despite five driving under the influence of intoxicants convictions in other Oregon counties and four DUII charges in this county, David Lee Gonzales had never been convicted on a DUII charge in Clatsop County. Until now.
It was a whirlwind day for David Lee Gonzales.
When Astoria Police Officer Lance Shepherd passed a white truck in a parking lot on Marine Drive at 2 a.m. last January, it struck him as odd to see the truck's headlights turn off just as his patrol car came into view.
Astoria resident David Lee Gonzales will appear in Clatsop County Circuit Court shortly, facing a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.
When David Lee Gonzales, of Astoria, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants on a suspended license in the Safeway parking lot in January, Astoria Police Officer Lance Shepherd made a decision that he thought followed his department's policy.
Get arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants in Warrenton, and you'll likely face the charge in Clatsop County Circuit Court, a "court of record" held to state standards of judicial conduct.
In three words - "I need help" - Willis Van Dusen acknowledged the alcohol abuse that has clouded his service as mayor of Astoria.