January 30, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
On January 29, 2013 at approximately 11:20 p.m., Bend Police Officer JUSTIN LOVRIEN had concluded a traffic stop along the northbound lanes of Bend Parkway near milepost 135 and was seated in his patrol car when it was struck from behind by a 1999 Toyota Corolla driven by TINA RAE TAYLOR, age 35, from Bend.
Officer LOVRIEN, a 10-year Bend Police Department veteran, was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with minor injuries. He was treated and released.
TAYLOR was not injured and subsequent to the OSP investigation she was arrested and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail on the following charges:
* Assault in the Third Degree
* Reckless Driving
With the Super Bowl weekend approaching, OSP, Bend Police Department, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, and Oregon Association Chiefs of Police urge drivers to plan ahead and not make critical mistakes that affect you and others on the road. Use a designated driver at all times to avoid the penalties associated with a DUII arrest and/or being involved in a DUII-related traffic crash. Tips previously sent to media this week related to Super Bowl weekend are posted on the OSP website.
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