Deputies Make Nine Weekend DUII Arrests (Photo)
JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies made nine arrests for impaired driving over the weekend. Nearly half of the cases involved intoxicated drivers leaving the Jackson County Fair.
On the night of Friday, July 13, 2018, deputies arrested two men for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII). In one case, 23-year-old man was reported by a citizen as a possible impaired driver leaving the area of the fairgrounds. Deputies caught up to him in Eagle Point, where he was arrested for DUII. He was found to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.24%.
JCSO deputies arrested seven people for DUII on Saturday. Those arrested included five men and two women, ranging in age from 21 to 58 years.
Of the seven drivers arrested Saturday, three were leaving the fair at night. Deputies arrested a 21-year-old man after a crash on Peninger Road. He rear-ended another vehicle carrying two women, one of whom was pregnant. Both women were transported by ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center for evaluation. No one else was injured.
In a case unrelated to the fair, a 31-year-old woman rolled her car in the 6000-block of Griffin Lane at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Her two-year-old child was also in the vehicle. Both were transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center for evaluation. The driver was cited and released at the hospital for DUII, reckless driving, and recklessly endangering another person.
Notably, deputies were alerted to two of this weekend’s cases by citizens who called 911 after suspecting an impaired driver. In each case, the caller provided identifying information and remained on the line with dispatch to help a deputy locate the suspect vehicle.
Deputies remind people to make transportation plans before they begin drinking, whether at home or attending an event. Designate a sober driver, call a cab or ride share service, or call a friend. If you suspect an impaired driver on the roadway, call 911 immediately.