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Lawsuit filed against drunk driver
Friday, June 16th, 2017

  The husband of a woman killed in a drunk driving incident is now filing a civil case against the defendant following the closing of the criminal case. Rachel Townsend was driving in Coventry Township, Ohio, when Brandon Pheneger went around a curve at full speed. Pheneger hit the median, causing his truck to become […]

How to Spot and Report a Drunk Driver
Friday, May 25th, 2012

The Oregon State Police Department recently issued a reminder to all of us sharing the roads – bicyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists and motorists – that we share responsibility for keeping our streets safe. Here are the signs of a drunk driver from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (to see the full list please visit www.MADD.org) Signs of a […]

Oregon House Passes Ignition Lock Bill to Prevent Repeat Drunk Driving
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

On June 15th, the Oregon House passed HB 3075, which will require first time DUII offenders to install an ignition interlock device as a condition of their diversion agreement. Under current state law, only convicted drunk drivers are required to install the devices.   The sponsors of the bill see it as an important preventive […]

Summer Driving Safety
Monday, July 12th, 2010

Driving increases over the summer time: therefore more people are on the road which increases the likelihood of motor vehicle accidents. Summer getaways or visits with family and friends can easily turn tragic as the result of poor safety decisions behind the wheel; drivers also must pay attention to vehicle maintenance.  Statistics show that July […]

New Research Shows Frequent Heavy Alcohol Consumption by College Students Sharply Increases Risk of Injury
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Summarizes research showing how frequent heavy alcohol consumption by college students can sharply increase injury risk.

Five Deadly Mistakes That Drivers Make
Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Discusses highlights from a Forbes article on deadly driving habits.

Oregon and Washington Receive Perfect Scores in New National Roadway Safety Scorecard
Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Reviews the 2008 ENA National Scorecard on State Roadway Laws: A Blueprint for Injury Prevention

State Police Beef Up Oregon DUI Patrols Over Labor Day Weekend
Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Discusses Oregon State Police’s increased DUI patrols over the Labor Day Weekend as part of a nationwide crackdown on drunk driving

Woman Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Deaths in Oregon Drunk Driving Accident
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Reports on a manslaughter conviction for drunk driving in a fatal Oregon car crash

Deadly Highway Collision Cause Parents to Sue
Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Last week, Rob Blanck and Lorie Shaddix of Camas, WA filed a lawsuit against Golden Star Restaurant and Lounge in regards to their daughters’ deaths last year.  Jessica Blanck and Kristyne Shaddix both died when hit by Therese Nickelby, who was driving intoxicated after leaving the restaurant. Nickelby’s blood alcohol level after the crash was […]