Driving Drunk Takes a Back Seat to Pot

CNN – Drunken driving is down nationally, but a new study finds impaired drivers are still getting behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted an anonymous roadside survey of drivers across the U.S. Researchers found that drunken driving was down by a third from the last test conducted seven years ago, and … Continue reading »

DUII Enforcement for Thanksgiving Week

MEDFORD, Ore.– Medford Police are out in extra force this week. They said over the weekend they pulled over eight people for drunk driving, three of whom had blood alcohol levels of 1.7%. This is part of a ramped up enforcement period for Thanksgiving Week; one of the busiest times of the year for DUII’s. … Continue reading »

Woman Jailed on Manslaughter Charges

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– A woman accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal accident is now behind bars. Grants Pass Police said Linda Taylor crashed into 80 year old Jerry Barrett last month while driving on North River Road. Barrett died later that night at the hospital. Police said her passenger, Joe Campos, was pronounced … Continue reading »

Man Hit and Kills Woman Near Klamath

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A man is behind bars, accused of driving under the influence and causing a fatal traffic crash. The crash happened Sunday night on Rosewood Lane in Sprague River, near Klamath Falls. Sheriff Deputies said 23-year old Joseph Schuster hit and killed 63-year old Barbara Malo. Officials said she died at … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Wraps Up DUII Saturation

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Local law enforcement finishes up DUII saturations Monday. Oregon State Police, Medford Police, and Jackson County Sheriff all ramp up patrols as part of the holiday weekend. State police officials say the combination of increased traffic and holiday recreation makes for dangerous roads on Memorial Day weekend. They say the extra … Continue reading »