On Saturday, September 3, 2022 at around 1:07 AM, a Lincoln City Police Officer assigned to Labor Day Weekend Enhanced DUII Enforcement Operation was looking for impaired drivers.
While the Officer was driving southbound on NW Jetty Ave, in Lincoln City, a white Ford Fiesta was westbound on NW 30th St. The driver of the Fiesta failed to stop at the stop sign at NW Jetty Ave and collided with the Lincoln City Police patrol car in the intersection. The impact of the collision pushed both vehicles into a hotel parking lot and both cars sustained extensive damage.
Following the crash, the driver of the Ford Fiesta, later identified as 24-year-old Cora Long of Siletz, Oregon, exhibited signs of intoxication. Oregon State Police responded to investigate the crash and the impairment of the Ford Fiesta driver. Ms. Long and the involved officer were both transported to North Lincoln Hospital for medical treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The Lincoln City Police officer was later released after treatment.
Long was subsequently arrested by Oregon State Police and charged with DUII, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering. Lincoln City Police Department thanked North Lincoln Fire & Rescue and PacWest Ambulance for their quick response and assistance at the scene. They also thanked Oregon State Police for their response and assistance with this case.