On February 8, 2022 State Police Trooper Kolacz responded to a single car crash on hwy 34 near milepost 3.8 . Investigation showed the driver of a Chevy truck crashed while driving westbound and hit some mailboxes and dirt. The driver, identified as 22-year old Adryan A. Leary O'Neill of Waldport was alone and suspected to be intoxicated. He was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities hospital in Newport for injuries he sustained from the crash. A search warrant was approved for a blood draw which was taken from the suspect at the hospital. He was cited and released for DUII, Reckless Driving, and Criminal Mischief for the damaged property.
On February 7, 2022 a red Ford Escape was stopped for a traffic violation on US-101 near 1st street in Newport by State Police Trooper Katsikis. The driver showed signs of impairment and after an investigation the driver, identified as 34-year old Tyler L. Monaghan of Ohio was cited and released for DUII Controlled Substance for Cannabis and released.