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Huffing and Driving Not A Good Idea

On 3/22/23 State Police Trooper Nathman stopped the driver of a Volkswagon for driving outside its lane multiple times. The driver, identified as 44-year old Matthew F. Blazina of Waldport was exhibiting multiple signs of impairment. He was asked to perform field sobriety tests and agreed and performed poorly and was subsequently arrested for DUII. A search of the Volkswagon revealed a variety of opened nitrous oxide containers. Blazina was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he provided a breath sample of 0.00% BAC and he provided a urine sample. Blazina was lodged in Lincoln County Jail for DUII for controlled substances.


On 3/23/23 State Police Trooper Severson responded to a single car crash on hwy 101 on cape foulweather. The driver of a Ford Mustang was traveling northbound on HWY 101 when it struck a 20 lbs pipe in the road which caused it to swerve into the eastern ditch and land upside down. No injuries reported on scene.

On 3/23/23 at approximately 4PM a black Acura was travelling southbound on hwy 101 near Seal Rock state park when it collided with the rear end of a gold colored Toyota. The driver of the Acura, 60-year old Mitch L. Bristow of Priest River Idaho was issued a citation for following too closely and driving uninsured.

On 03/24/2023 at approximately 10:04am a blue SUV was pulling out onto highway 101 in Depoe Bay when a pedestrian was stuck at a slow speed. The pedestrian was running northbound when she believed the vehicle did not see her. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital by ambulance with suspected minor injuries. No citations were reportedly given.


On 3/24/23 Information was given to State Police Troopers of commercial Dungeness crab gear that had been fishing in the ocean and had last year’s buoy tags affixed to the buoys. Troopers located the crab pots and discovered six of the pots had last year’s buoy tags affixed to the buoys. The six crab pots were seized as evidence. During the investigation it was also discovered the owner of the pots and failed to make a landing of Dungeness crab within the 14-day allotted time from. The owner, identified as 72-year old Robert G. Anthony of Yachats failed to make a landing within 14 days twice this season. Anthony, the owner and operator of the fishing vessel was cited for the buoy tags and the 14-day rule.

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