DUII arrests

At 9:59 p.m. Friday, Oregon State Police received two driving complaints on a vehicle travelling east on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 13. Troopers located and stopped the vehicle, driven by Franzi C. Thompson, 56, of Eugene, and discovered Thompson was impaired. Thompson was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants. His blood alcohol level was recorded at .11 percent. He was cited and released from the Clatsop County Jail.

At 11:10 p.m. Saturday, Oregon State Police stopped a vehicle on Lewis Road for travelling 52 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone. Troopers discovered the driver, Lisa Leigh Abbott, 45, of Warrenton, was under the influence of intoxicants. Abbott’s 5-year-old daughter was in the vehicle at the time of the arrest. Troopers made “great effort” to keep the daughter from going into temporary foster care. “This effort took a very long time,” the police report states, approximately two hours after the stop. At that time, Abbott’s blood alcohol content was recorded at .05 percent. Charges for speeding and failure to carry proof of financial responsibility are pending.

At 11:28 p.m. Monday, Oregon State Police stopped a vehicle for speeding at a rate of 71 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on Old Highway 30 near Valley Creek Lane. The driver, Robert E. Stevenson, 55, was discovered to be under the influence of intoxicants, with a recorded blood alcohol content of .17 percent. He was arrested and charged with DUII, reckless driving and speeding. Stevenson had two children in the car at the time of his arrest. They were released to a responsible party, according to the police report.

Vehicle fire

At 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Oregon State Police responded to an accident on U.S. Highway 26 near milepost 6, where a vehicle driven by Marc C. Smith had come to a complete stop in the westbound lane. Smith was waiting for the vehicle in front of him to make a left-hand turn into a driveway, when another vehicle, driven by Ricky A. Viles, approached the scene without stopping. Viles hit Smith’s vehicle and Vile’s car immediately caught fire and burned completely. Viles was taken to Seaside Providence Hospital but was not found to be injured. He was found, however, to be driving while suspended and driving uninsured. Viles was cited.

Driving arrest

At 6:18 p.m. Sunday, Oregon State Police stopped a vehicle driven by Nicole M. Brown, 20, of Hillsboro, on U.S. Highway 26 for driving 92 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone, with four passengers in her car, including a 19-month-old daughter and a 17-year-old minor. Brown was passing multiple vehicles at once in a merging area where two eastbound lanes are reduced to one. Charges for speeding, reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person are pending.


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