State Police Log published Saturday, October 20, 2012

By The Curry Coastal Pilot October 20, 2012 07:16 am

Thursday, Oct. 11

DUII, 2:30 a.m. A man was driving under the influence of intoxicants on Highway 101 near milepost 335 when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the ditch while reportedly trying to avoid hitting a deer.  The driver was arrested and transported to the Curry County Jail where he provided a breath sample of .17 percent. He was cited and released.

Friday, Oct. 12

Non-injury traffic crash, 5:30 a.m.: A 60-year-old truck driver from Crescent City was traveling northbound on Highway 101 near Cape Ferrelo when he attempted to swerve to avoid hitting a deer. The driver struck the deer and traveled into the southbound lane causing his rig to jackknife.  The front bumper collided with the guard railing while the front of the trailer struck the driver’s side fuel tank. Approximately 80 gallons of diesel spilled on the highway. Oregon Department of Transportation was called to assess the spill. 

Monday, Oct. 15

Injury traffic crash, 2:05 p.m. A 37-year-old  Brookings driver was operating dump truck eastbound on South Bank Chetco River Road when he lost control due to traveling too fast for road conditions. The dump truck rolled onto its side on the road. The driver sustained minor injuries from the crash but refused medical treatment. The truck was towed from the scene by company employees to its yard.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Agency assist, 9:17 a.m.: Two troopers were contacted by a motorist concerning a fight in progress on Highway 101 near milepost 360 in Harbor. A 34-year-old Harbor man was contacted and subsequently arrested for two counts of harassment, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. The man pushed both his 71-year-old father and his 73-year-old stepfather while attempting to move out of his parent’s residence.

Non-injury traffic crash, 10:45 a.m. A a 21-year-old Brookings man had come to a stop for a car in front of him that was preparing to make a left turn from Highway 101 onto the Lone Ranch Beach access road when a 57-year-old driver from Brookings struck him from behind. Both vehicles were driven to the pullout and waited for Oregon State Police. The 57-year-old was cited.