Man cited for unlawful possession of bear
An Oregon State Police game trooper investigated a report on Friday, Oct. 25, of a man having unlawful possession of a black bear.
The man had reportedly struck a black bear with his vehicle and then put a Fall Black Bear tag on it and attempted to check in the bear at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife office in South Beach.
The investigating officer seized the bear and warned the man for unlawfully possessing the bear.
Man charged with drunk driving at state park
An Oregon State Trooper responded to South Beach State Park at around 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, after receiving a report from a park ranger that an intoxicated man was driving inside the park.
The officer located the man, identified as Stuart Anthony Cleland, 61, and spoke to him at his campsite, during which time the officer noticed signs of impairment. Cleland reportedly admitted to driving, and after failing field sobriety tests, he was arrested and transported to the Lincoln County Jail. A breath test revealed he had a blood alcohol content of .13 percent. He was lodged in the jail on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving.
Woman involved in drunk-driving crash
The Oregon State Police received a driving complaint shortly after 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. It was reported that a black, Volkswagen Jetta was being driven west on Highway 18, and the driver was swerving, speeding and braking inappropriately, according to the caller.
As a state trooper was en route to the scene, the vehicle left the north side of the highway at N Slick Rock Creek Road. It hit a curb headwall and then rolled before striking two boulders in a private residence. The driver, identified as Jennifer Lee Vodjansky, 45, Portland, was seriously injured in the crash and was transported by ambulance to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City.
An officer later interviewed Vodjansky at the hospital and observed signs of impairment. She reportedly admitted to drinking earlier that morning, and a hospital blood test showed she had a blood alcohol content of .345 percent, more than four times the legal limit.
Vodjansky was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving. She was cited and released at the hospital. She was also issued violation citations for driving uninsured, switched license plates and failure to register the vehicle.
The vehicle was towed from the scene by Car Care Tow Pro of Lincoln City. OSP was assisted at the scene by North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, ODOT Incident Response, Pacific West Ambulance and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.