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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to DUII Arrest and 4 lbs. of Marijuana - Interstate 5 near Brownsville
03/02/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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After receiving a report of a wrong driver, Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a California man Friday afternoon on DUII and drug charges on Interstate 5 near the Brownsville interchange. After locating and stopping the car, OSP recruit troopers located approximately 4 lbs. of marijuana.
 
On February 27, 2009 at approximately 2:30 p.m. an OSP recruit trooper was involved in a traffic stop with a 1998 BMW passenger car displaying California license plates on northbound Interstate 5 near milepost 215 following a report of a wrong way driver going northbound in the southbound lanes near milepost 212. The car reportedly cut through the center median to get into the northbound lanes and was spotted by a Eugene police officer driving through the area upon return from Friday's basic police training graduation in Salem. The Eugene police officer stopped the car and was contacted at the stop location by two OSP recruit troopers.
 
Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the driver, JON COREY BURMEISTER, age 24, from Ventura, California, for DUII and Reckless Driving. A search of the car by two OSP recruit troopers resulted in the discovery of approximately 4 lbs. of marijuana.
 
BURMEISTER was lodged in the Linn County Jail for DUII, Reckless Driving, and Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Marijuana.
 
Estimated value of the seized marijuana is approximately $8,000.