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125 MPH Driver Arrested for DUII and Other Traffic Offenses south of Albany
08/07/2009
Lieutenant Mark Cotter
Oregon State Police - Albany
(541) 967-2026

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper arrested a Salem man early Friday for DUII and other charges after being stopped for driving 125 mph on Interstate 5 south of Albany.
 
On August 7, 2009, at approximately 12:55 a.m., OSP Trooper Casey Hunter was parked in the center median on Interstate 5 near milepost 225 when he observed a 1994 Honda Accord traveling northbound at a high rate of speed. Trooper Hunter obtained a speed reading of 125 mph.
 
Trooper Hunter stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as ALEN JAMES COALTER, age 24, from Salem. Further investigation led to COALTER's arrest for DUII and the discovery of an open container of alcohol and less than an ounce of marijuana in the vehicle.
 
COALTER was taken into custody and transported to the Linn County Jail for DUII, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering Another Person. He was also cited for Driving Uninsured, Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, and Possession of Less than One Ounce of Marijuana.