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DUII driver hits railroad tracks

by: MAYGAN BECKERS - The driver of a blue four-door Chevy sedan was arrested for DUII on Monday night near Front Street and Lincoln Street which reported to be stuck on railroad tracks until removed by Baker & Baker Towing Service.Woodburn Police Department received a call on Jan. 13 at 5:49 p.m. from a passer-by reporting a stuck vehicle on the railroad tracks near Front Street and Lincoln Street.

A train heading southbound that was stopped by WPD before nearing

the railroad crossing.

Woodburn Fire District responded to the call first and reported the driver

had no injuries. After further investigation from Woodburn Police Officer Linda Hedricks, Donna Cooper, 76, was arrested for DUII. After taking a breathalyzer test, Cooper registered a blood alcohol

content of .06.

Hedricks mentioned additional DUII exams were given.

“We got here, got her out. She was fine, but we did do an investigation

because she had the odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath and she

was arrested for DUII,” said Woodburn Police Officer Jason Millican.

The blue four-door Chevy sedan was towed by Baker & Baker Towing Service. Cooper remained in a temporary facility at Woodburn’s Police Department for about an hour until released.

According to Hedricks, WPD can make an arrest if the officer can provide proof of the driver’s inability to operate a vehicle.




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