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OSP Nabbed 3 Motorists for DUII Over Holiday Weekend in Josephine County

The Oregon State Police arrested three motorists for impaired driving over the long holiday weekend in Josephine County.

According to OSP, the first incident occurred last Thursday night when troopers were dispatched to a crash near milepost 5 of Williams Highway. Troopers said 49-year-old Rebecca Harvie of Grants Pass was driving a Dodge Ram 2500 when she left the roadway and crashed through multiple fences. Harvie displayed signs of impairment, performed poorly in field sobriety tests and was taken to the Grants Pass Sobering Center where she provided a breath sample that was nearly three times the legal driving limit. She was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Driving and Criminal Mischief. Her pickup was impounded.

The second incident happened last Friday night when troopers pulled over a Cadillac ATS driven by 31-year-old Joshua Gray of Merlin near the intersection of Hugo and Three Pines roads. Troopers said they stopped Gray for a traffic violation and he showed signs of impairment. After performing poorly in sobriety tests, he was taken to the Sobering Center where he provided a breath sample that exceeded the legal limit. He was charged with DUII-Alcohol and lodged at the Sobering Center. His vehicle was impounded.

The third incident took place late Sunday night when troopers pulled over a GMC Sierra driven by 24-year-old Ryane Jacobson in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 58 in north Grants Pass. Troopers said they stopped Jacobson for a traffic violation and she appeared to be impaired. She refused to participate in field testing, so she was placed into custody. She refused to provide a breath sample, so she was taken to Three Rivers Medical Center for a legal blood draw. She was then lodged at the Sobering Center for DUII-Alcohol and her pickup was impounded.
Posted on 11/13/23 10:51AM by Sam Marsh