DUII arrest? At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oregon State Police arrested Juan De Dios Ramirez Gonzales, 36, of Astoria, for driving under the influence of intoxicants on U.S. Highway 101 in Warrenton after stopping his car for multiple traffic violations. Investigation revealed that he was impaired and had a blood alcohol level of 0.12 percent, OSP reported. Ramirez Gonzalez was also cited for careless driving and driving without a license. His car was impounded and he was taken to Clatsop County Jail, where he was cited and released.
Attempted break-in? At 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, Astoria Grooming, 3162 Marine Drive, reported to Astoria police that someone tried to kick in the door of their business but didn't get in. Damage is estimated at $100.
Traffic accidents? At 5:25 p.m. Monday, Oregon State Police responded to a one-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway101 near Delmoor Loop Road in Warrenton. OSP said a red Mercury driven by Peggy Jean Hartvigsen, 54, of Warrenton, fishtailed off the highway and overturned in a slough after encountering very slick road conditions. Hartvigsen and her passenger, Jesse Shiprack,18, of Warrenton were able to get out of the vehicle themselves before emergency responders arrived. They were taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital by ambulance to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
OSP reported another crash occurred on the same slippery stretch of road at 10:22 p.m. Monday, when a white Mercury driven by Sharon Ann Benson, 60, of Seaside encountered black ice. The car went off the shoulder, down an embankment and rolled over before coming to rest upside down. Benson was not injured.
? At 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sharon Lee Perigen, 69, of Seaside was headed east on U.S. Highway 26 when she lost control coming out of a curve on the snowy roadway. OSP reported her Ford SUV spun around and rolled onto its top on the north shoulder. Perigen and her passenger, Ed Perigen, 73, were not injured. They were extricated by Hamlet Volunteer Fire Department. OSP said there were multiple crashes all along Highway 26 that morning and Clatsop County Sheriff's deputies assisted with many of them.
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