Oregon State Police Log: February 12

Crash leads to DUII arrest

An Oregon State Police officer was dispatched shortly before 10 p.m. on Jan. 12 to a report of a single-vehicle crash near milepost 33 on Highway 20.

When the officer arrived, he saw an abandoned Honda Civic that had crashed into a fence and utility pole. The car had been traveling east at the time of the crash. The state trooper located the driver and a passenger in the immediate area, and the driver, identified as Joseph Patrick Raymond McCabe, 30, of Dallas, was exhibiting signs of impairment and reportedly admitted to drinking alcohol. He consented to field sobriety tests and performed poorly, according to the OSP report. He was taken to the Lincoln County Jail, where a breath test showed him to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.09 percent.

McCabe was cited and released on charges of DUII, reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person.

The Newport Police Department and Toledo Fire Department assisted at the scene. The car was towed by Coast Towing.

Man cited
for DUII

The Oregon State Police received a 911 complaint at around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 13 regarding a westbound vehicle being driven poorly on Highway 18.

The vehicle was spotted as it came into Lincoln City, and an officer also observed signs of poor driving, according to the OSP log.

The driver, identified as John Richard Aguilera, 51, of Willamina, was pulled over. He was showing signs of impairment, according to OSP, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. A breath sample showed him to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.18 percent.

Aguilera was cited in lieu of custody on charges of DUII and driving while suspended – misdemeanor revoked habitual offender.

Crash attributed to impaired driving 

A car crash on Highway 18 at around 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 15 resulted in a Salem man being charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Duane Lee Aslin, 66, was traveling west when his Honda Accord left the roadway near milepost 8. It crashed into a driveway embankment and flipped onto its roof. Aslin and a female passenger were transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City with unknown injuries.

According to the Oregon State Police, circumstances showed Aslin was driving while impaired and a search warrant was obtained for a blood draw. He was cited for reckless driving and DUII. 

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, North Lincoln Fire & Rescue and Pacific West Ambulance assisted at the scene. The vehicle was towed by Car Care Towing.

Lincoln City man charged with drunk driving

A single-vehicle crash on Highway 18 near the intersection of North Bank Road was investigated by the Oregon State Police at around 5 p.m. on Jan. 16.

A Hyundai sedan was headed west when, for an unknown reason, it veered across the opposing lane and into a ditch. 

When a state trooper contacted the driver, identified as Steven Hayes Byrum, 51, of Lincoln City, he smelled a strong odor of alcohol, and Byrum was exhibiting signs if impairment, according to the OSP log. 

Byrum was transported to the Lincoln City Police Department, where he consented to a breath test, revealing a blood alcohol concentration of 0.09 percent. He was cited on charges of DUII and reckless driving. His car was towed by Car Care Towing.

Toledo man cited for reckless driving

A single-vehicle crash at around 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 18 was investigated by the Oregon State Police.

A state trooper responded to the scene on Highway 101 near Fogarty Creek State Park. The Ford Expedition involved in the crash had been the subject of an earlier driving complaint.

The Ford was traveling south when it drove off the shoulder and crashed into an embankment. It rolled over and came to rest on its wheels, facing north.

During the investigation, multiple witnesses reported the vehicle passing them in an unsafe manner and driving erratically prior to the crash, according to the OSP log.

The driver, identified as Slade Darin Ray, 29, of Toledo, reportedly admitted to distracted driving. He was charged with reckless driving and eight counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Woman jailed
on assault charges

The Oregon State Police responded at around 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 13 to a report of a disturbance at Smelt Sands State Park in Yachats.

The officer contacted a male and female adult, along with a child, who were in a vehicle at the state park. According to the OSP report, an investigation revealed the female, identified as Lainee Ray Smith, 29, of Madras, had assaulted the male numerous times. She was taken into custody and evaluated at the hospital for her level of intoxication.

Smith was later lodged at the Lincoln County Jail, where she also reportedly assaulted a jail deputy, according to the OSP log. She was charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence in the presence of a child) and assault of a public safety officer.