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OSP Troopers Report 19 DUII St. Patrick's Day Arrests; No Reported Traffic Fatalities
03/18/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers working over St. Patrick's Day night reported 19 DUII arrests statewide between noon Wednesday and 4:00 a.m. Thursday. The majority of those arrests were by troopers working in the Willamette Valley area. For the third year in a row, there were no St. Patrick's Day traffic fatalities reported in Oregon.
 
OSP offices reporting more than one DUII arrest during that time period:
  • Springfield Area Command office – 6 DUII arrests (five after midnight)
  • Portland Area Command office – 4 DUII arrests (3 after midnight)
  • Salem Area Command office – 3 DUII arrests
 
OSP DUII arrests for last year's St. Patrick's Day are not available for this release.
 
One of the traffic stops in the Portland area on Interstate 205 recovered a stolen car and ended with the arrest of a southeast Portland woman. At 8:55 p.m. OSP Trooper Cameron Bailey stopped a 2009 Toyota Corolla for traveling 79 mph southbound on Interstate 205 near milepost 12. While in contact with driver JULIE ANN NOLTING, age 50, the trooper was notified by OSP dispatch that the car was reported stolen to Salem Police Department. NOLTING was lodged in Clackamas County Jail for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. She was also cited for Possession of less than an Ounce of Marijuana.
 
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 37 percent of all drivers and motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes on St. Patrick's Day 2008 had blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above. There were 134 crash fatalities nationally last year on St. Patrick's Day. ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) reported no St. Patrick's Day traffic fatalities for 2008, 2009 and 2010.