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Citizen Calls of Possible DUII Driver Helps OSP Find Man Having Diabetic Emergency
12/29/2010
Senior Trooper Mark McDougal
Oregon State Police - North Plains
(503) 647-7631

A 35-year old Portland man is resting comfortably in a Beaverton-area hospital Wednesday evening following a diabetic-related event while driving on Highway 26 in the Hillsboro area. Following numerous citizen reports of a possible impaired driving, Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers stopped the vehicle and got medical personnel to the scene.
 
On December 29, 2010 at approximately 2:00 p.m. numerous citizens reported a possible DUII driver westbound on Highway 26 from the 185th Avenue interchange. The yellow Ford Mustang reportedly drove into the center grass median, swerved into the traffic lanes and nearly caused numerous traffic crashes.
 
OSP Recruit Trooper Pat Peltier spotted the vehicle near Harrison Road and was able to get the driver to pull over and stop. Senior Trooper Mark McDougal arrived to help during the stop and both troopers recognized the driver was having a life-threatening diabetic emergency and rendered medical care until fire and ambulance personnel arrived.
 
The man was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital where he was stabilized and is expected to be released this evening.
 
OSP appreciates the active participation of the citizens who called to report the possible DUII driver. Even though the driver was not intoxicated, their calls helped the troopers find the man before his condition deteriorated further or a crash may have occurred.