Appeals Court Rules Implied Consent Is Coercion

In a September 30, 2009, Oregon Court of Appeals ruling, the court equated implied consent laws with coercion, calling into question the constitutionality of state rules mandating consent to intoxicant testing as a condition for obtaining a license. Oregon’s implied consent law says anyone licensed to drive is considered to have consented in advance to […]

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash with Suspended Driver

Date: October 9, 2009 Location: Hwy. 140 & S 6th Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon Names: Dwight Gobble, Eric Stowers Dwight Gobble, 41, of Malin, Oregon, was seriously injured October 9, 2009, while riding his motorcycle in Klamath Falls, Oregon, when Eric Stowers, 26, steered his truck into the motorcycle’s path. The accident occurred near the […]

Oregon Attorney Killed in Head-On Crash

Date: September 30, 2009 Location: U.S. Highway 20 near Buchanan, Oregon Names: Charles Simmons, Sterling Wilson, Pamela Wilson Charles Simmons, 32, an attorney from Nyssa, Oregon, was killed around 7:20 AM, September 30, 2009, in a head-on collision while on his way to Harney County Circuit Court in Burns for a hearing. The Argus Observer […]

Brooks Oregon Man Seriously Injured in Crash with Truck

Date: October 2, 2009 Location: Highway 99E, Brooks, Oregon Names: Abimeal Jaime, Dvane H. Wood According to The Oregonian, Abimeal Jaime, 27, of Keizer, Oregon, was seriously injured in a collision with a truck driven by Dvane H. Wood, 45, of Damascus, Oregon. The accident occurred October 2, 2009, around 3:30 AM.

Motorcycle-Truck Crash Seriously Injures Alaska Man

Date: October 6, 2009 Location: S Partlow Road & S Central Point Road, Oregon City, Oregon Names: Michael Lawrence Michael Lawrence, 38, of Anchor Point, Alaska, was seriously injured October 6, 2009, when his motorcycle hit a truck in Oregon City, Oregon, according to The Oregonian. The collision occurred around 9 PM as Lawrence rode […]

Grandmother, Baby Grandson Killed in Rollover

Date: September 27, 2009 Location: I-84 near Baker City, Oregon Names: Juana Lopez-Lopez, Jonathan Mendoza-Lopez, Raul Mendoza-Lopez, Mireya Lopez, Hahir Emmanuel Mendoza-Lopez A family vacation turned tragic September 27, 2009, when a car containing five family members swerved off the road and rolled down an embankment, killing a 60-year-old grandmother and a 4-month-old infant. Dead […]

Phantom Vehicle Sought in Fatal Rollover

Date: September 29, 2009 Location: Highway 26 and SW Dover Lane, Madras Names: Richard Wayne Breese, Ronald Dale Calkins, Carol Calkins, Dottie Breese (Photo: Oregon State Police) The Oregon State Police have issued a press release requesting the public’s help in finding a “phantom” vehicle that played a role in an accident near Madras. A […]

COPS Crew Seriously Injured in Portland

Date: September 29, 2009 Location: SE 136th Avenue and Stark Street, Portland Names: Jeffrey Ruppel, Robert King Alcohol may have been a factor in a head-on collision that seriously injured a member of the film crew for the reality television show COPS, which was filming in Portland. On September 29, 2009, at about 9 PM, […]