DUII arrests• At 10 p.m. Wednesday, Astoria police arrested Leah Jean Sharpe, 25, of 663 29th St., Astoria, for driving under the influence of intoxicants on Jerome Avenue at Eighth Street. Her car was towed and she was cited and released at Clatsop County Jail.

• At 12:36 a.m. today, Astoria police arrested Joseph Patrick Kean, 36, address unavailable, for DUII, near Safeway, 3250 Lief Erikson Drive, after receiving a report that an intoxicated driver had just left the store's parking lot. Kean refused a breath test, police reported. His Tahoe was towed, and he was cited and released at the county jail.

Assault reported• At 6:53 a.m. Sunday, Seaside police arrested Danny Ray Helligso, 54, of 208 N. Holladay Drive for fourth-degree assault for placing a female in fear of serious physical injury when he allegedly struck her in the face and held her in a headlock at a residence in the 300 block of Sixth Avenue. A baggie of methamphetamine was destroyed, but no one has been charged with possession.

Traffic accident• At 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, John P. Waterbury, 47, was injured when his southbound motorcycle fell over on its right side on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 101 near Surf Pines Road, then skidded off the shoulder and struck an embankment, Oregon State Police reported. The motorcycle and rider then traveled about 100 feet along the enbankment and came to rest back on the highway in the southbound lane. Waterbury was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


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