DUII arrest

At 10:56 a.m. Thursday, Astoria Police received a report of a possibly intoxicated driver leaving the Astoria Liquor Store. Officers located the suspected vehicle and followed it to Safeway and then to Eighth and Commerical streets, when the driver, Raymond Artis Tyous, 79, was stopped. Police asked Tyous if he knew why he was being pulled over. Tyous said he understood because he had been doing it for 33 years – as a former cop. Police say Tyous was slurring his words, having trouble showing his documents and had a strong odor of alcohol when they asked him to step out of the vehicle. He said he wanted to go home, and if he “could let this girl go to the bathroom, everything would be OK.” Officers again asked him to step out of the vehicle, but instead, Tyous reportedly said some choice words to the officer and sped off. Police followed him at a high-rate of speed in a short pursuit to his home on Bond Street. He was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants and eluding and booked into the Clatsop County Jail.

Drug case

At 9:13 a.m. Thursday, Warrenton Police responded to Warrenton Grade School to contact a student reportedly in possession of marijuana. A case was taken.

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