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The original item was published from 11/16/2023 1:18:52 PM to 11/24/2023 12:00:04 AM.



Posted on: November 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Woman arrested for DUII and other charges after crashing into traffic signal

a parked police car

At 11:34 p.m. on November 15, Eugene Police were called to a single vehicle crash at W. 18th Avenue and Oak Patch Road. A Honda Odyssey had crashed into a City of Eugene cross walk signal, disabling the traffic signals. Bystanders reported the driver left on foot, going north on Oak Patch Road. Shortly after arriving, officers located a woman matching the description of the driver, walking north on Acorn Park. 

Officers stopped and subsequently identified the driver as Mary Ruth Grimes, age 38, of Eugene. After an investigation, Grimes was arrested and transported to Lane County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver When Property is Damaged. 

City of Eugene Public Works responded to repair the damaged traffic signals. Case 23-17292

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