Illegal U-turn leads to drunk-driving arrest

A car making an illegal U-turn in Lincoln City around midnight on New Year’s Eve caught the attention of an Oregon State Trooper and resulted in a woman being arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

On Highway 101 near NW 17th Street, the officer conducted a traffic stop on a Honda SUV, driven by Jaimie Linn Wicklund, 25, of Portland. Upon contact, Wicklund was exhibiting numerous signs of impairment and admitted to recently drinking alcohol. She consented to and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. She was taken into custody, and during a pat down, brass knuckles were discovered concealed in her pants pocket.

Wicklund authorized her vehicle to be released to her passenger, identified as Christopher Lee Hollingsworth, 35, also of Portland. However, the state trooper learned that Hollingsworth was the subject of an active misdemeanor warrant for DUII issued from Jefferson County Circuit Count on Oct. 1, 2019. He was taken into custody, and during a pat down, a switchblade was discovered concealed in his pants pocket. Hollingsworth had multiple felonies in his criminal history.

The vehicle was secured at the scene, and both occupants were transported to the Lincoln County Jail.

Wicklund consented to a breath test, which revealed a blood alcohol content of .08 percent. She was lodged on charged of DUII and carrying a concealed weapon.

Hollingsworth was lodged on the misdemeanor warrant and also was charged with felon in possession of a weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.



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