A 43-year old driver from Grants Pass crashed into a fallen tree across three lanes of Hwy. 42 Thursday night, Nov. 29, about 9:17 p.m. According to an Oregon State Police report, Sara Louise Brazille was eastbound in a red 2007 Pontiac G6 four-door, when she came upon the tree near milepost 4.9. An unidentified passing motorist stopped, cut the tree and removed it from the roadway. A second motorist stopped and assisted with moving the vehicle off the highway and to the Coaledo ODOT weigh scales. None of the three occupants were injured. The vehicle was towed and a state trooper transported the occupants to the Coquille Safeway.
A complaint about a 1995 Ford Thunderbird failing to maintain a lane on Hwy. 101, milepost 235 southbound, Nov. 28, 7:33 p.m., led to the arrest of a driver. According to an OSP report, the vehicle was stopped in North Bend near California and Union. "An investigation revealed that the operator provided false information to a police officer, was driving without a license, driving under the influence of prescription medications, driving recklessly and other charges." Forty-five year old Sherry Ann Edwards, Coos Bay, failed a Field Sobriety Test and was transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
A vehicle pulled out of West Beach Loop, south of Bandon, Nov. 26, 3:30 p.m., and was struck by a southbound vehicle on Hwy. 101. According to an OSP report, 26-year old Kristen M. Moore, Bandon, was cited for Driving While Suspended and Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device (stop sign). Forty-three year old Juston Potter Jr., Bandon, was transported, along with two children passengers, by private vehicle for treatment of minor injuries. Both vehicles were towed.
He walked across the eastbound lane of Virginia Ave., at Hwy. 101, in North Bend, Nov. 24, 1:41 a.m., against the light and right in front of a marked patrol vehicle. According to an OSP report, 21-year old Christopher L. Allen, North Bend, "was visibly impaired and smelled strongly of the odor of alcoholic beverages. He admitted to consuming alcohol, and was determined to be a hazard to himself and the motoring public." He was arrested for Disorderly Conduct II and transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille. "During transport, subject attempted to damage state property by kicking the interior of the patrol vehicle and with the assistance of Officer Sanborn, the subject's lower extremities were secured. The transport was completed without further incident except for subject's constant profanity and insult laced banter."
Hwy. 101 accident
The driver of a green 2003 Saturn Ion was reportedly traveling southbound on Hwy. 101 at milepost 206.1, Nov. 22, 4:39 p.m., and overtook another vehicle, but, according to an OSP report, "the operator was unable to maintain control and attempted to negotiate a right hand curve. The operator's vehicle crossed the northbound lanes and struck and damaged a highway guardrail. The vehicle then crossed all four lanes of travel to the southbound shoulder and traveled down an embankment and came to rest in the trees." Nineteen year old Rocio Hernandez Macedo, Coos Bay, was warned for Carless Driving and was cited for Failure to Drive within her Lane. No one was injured. A female adult passenger and a male toddler passenger were properly restrained.
Two vehicle accident
A 2007 Chrysler pulled out of Salmon Harbor RV Park onto Hwy. 101, but failed to see an approaching commercial vehicle and a collision occurred on Nov. 22, 8:40 a.m. at milepost 215. According to an OSP report, "the passenger car was struck in the driver side by the truck, who operator had seen vehicle #1 pulling out and swerved left to avoid the collision. After the initial impact, vehicle #1 came to rest partially under the semi trailer." Seventy-two year old Rosalind Thompson, Winchester Bay, was transported by private vehicle to Lower Umpqua Hospital in Reedsport where she was treated for minor injuries. The driver of the semi, 50-year old Kevin Ray Haselton, of Salem, was not injured.
A driver of a Honda CRV reportedly "succumbed to drowsiness and drifted into the oncoming lane of travel" on Hwy. 38, milepost 6.7, Nov. 22 about 8:10 a.m., and crashed. According to an OSP report, 23-year old Shartah Marie Triplett, Albany, "saw her error and swerved back to the right, causing the vehicle to rotate clockwise. The vehicle left the roadway on the eastbound shoulder, striking a fog marker with the driver side door. As the vehicle continued rotating, the left rear quarter panel struck the rock embankment, causing the vehicle to bounce back onto the roadway where it came to rest in the westbound lane of travel. The operator, who was uninjured, then moved the vehicle to the eastbound shoulder."
Numerous driving complaints about a 1995 Honda Civic, including a hit and run (property damage), led to a DUII arrest on Nov. 20, 11 p.m., on Hwy. 101 at milepost 221. According to an OSP report, 39-year old Angelin M. Appel, Coos Bay, was located at her residence. "She displayed signs and symptoms of impairment. She consented to and failed Field Sobriety Tests." She was arrested and transported to CBPD for a breath sample "which was inconsistent with her level of impairment. She declined to meet with a DRE. She was cited for DUII and several violation citations and released to a sober adult."
A white 1999 Chevrolet Express van, westbound on Hwy. 42, milepost 4.5, Nov. 20, 10:30 a.m., attempted to pass a tractor trailer traveling in the right lane. According to an OSP report, "While making the pass, the operator lost control and slid across both eastbound lanes. The vehicle hit the guardrail on the opposite side of the highway and crossed back over all four lanes. The vehicle crashed through the guardrail on the westbound shoulder and traveled down an embankment before coming to rest on its side." Fifty-seven year old Charles William Barber, Coos Bay, "was extricated from the vehicle by Green Acres Fire personnel," and transported by ambulance to Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The vehicle was towed, but Barber was cited for Careless Driving, Driving While Suspended, Driving Uninsured, Failure to File SR-22, Failure to install IID and Switched License Plates.
A blown tire led to an accident on Hwy. 101, milepost 228.1, Nov. 17, 3:46 p.m. According to an OSP report, the blue 2000 Honda Accord went out of control, crossed the northbound lane of travel to the northbound shoulder and impacted a highway sign, flattening the left rear tire. The vehicle then crossed the north and southbound lanes of travel and came to rest on the southbound shoulder. Driver, 19-year old Taylor Joshua Hood, Reedsport, and his passenger were not injured and no citations were issued. The vehicle was towed.
A 1999 Lexus, eastbound on Hwy. 42 at milepost 42, Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m., lost control around a curved portion of the highway and wrecked. According to an OSP report, "the vehicle left the paved portion of the highway crashed into a rock embankment. The vehicle then crossed over the highway and came to rest in a wide shoulder area off of the highway. The operator was uninjured and not citations were issued.
Two vehicle accident
Two vehicles collided on Hwy. 101, milepost 216, at Umpqua Lighthouse Road, on Nov. 10 at 4:03 p.m. According to an OSP report, 65-year old Daniel M. Holbrook, Port St. Lucie, FL, was northbound and slowing his maroon 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck pulling a pop-up trailer for a left turn, when a gray 2010 Toyota Corolla, operated by 40-year old Miguel Alberto Padilla, of Eugene, failed to notice that operator #2 was attempting to turn and vehicle #1 struck vehicle #2 as it attempted to pass." Padialla complained of minor discomfort and declined medical treatment. The passenger in vehicle #2 complained of minor discomfort and declined medical treatment. The outside southbound lane was closed for approximately 1 hour. No citations were issued.
A vehicle "stopped for improper proceeding on Hwy. 101, milepost 232.5, Nov. 10, 9:40 a.m., led to an arrest. According to an OSP report a standard check through DMV revealed that 56-year old Patrick O. Shane, Roseburg, was wanted out of Salem PD for Failure to Appear on a previous criminal trespass charge. He was transported to the Coos Co. Jail at Coquille.
A blue 2003 GMC Yukon SUV, "stopped for speeding over the McCullough Bridge," Nov. 10, 12:02 a.m., led to a DUII arrest. According to an OSP report, 43-year old Richard Leroy Brown, Coos Bay, "exhibited signs of impairment at the stop, consented to " a field sobriety test and failed. Brown was transported to NBPD for a breath test. He was cited and released to a sober adult and issued a citation for Failure to Install IID.