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DUII Crash on I-5 South of Eugene Leads to the Arrest of a Eugene Man

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested a Eugene man Wednesday morning on multiple charges stemming from a DUII related crash on Interstate-5 south of Eugene.

According to Lt. Rob Edwards on January 29, 2014 at approximately 5:45 a.m., a 1986 Subaru wagon operated by CHRISTOPHER EVANS, age 64, from Albany, was northbound on I-5 in the left lane. A 2000 Ford pickup, operated by DEREK MARTIN, age 29, from Eugene, was also northbound in the right lane at the same location.

The Ford pickup crossed into the left lane and collided with the Subaru wagon. The Ford pickup came to an uncontrolled rest partially blocking the roadway. The Subaru Wagon came to an uncontrolled rest in the grass median.

EVANS received non-life threating injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend.

MARTIN was arrested at the scene for DUII - Alcohol, Reckless Driving, and Assault IV. Additionally, Martin received a citation for Refusing a Breath Test. MARTIN was transported and lodged at the Lane County Jail.

All involved parties were wearing safety restraints.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT and Goshen Fire and Rescue.

Photograph provided by OSP


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Contact Info:
Lt. Steve Mitchell
Oregon State Police
541-737-0474