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Three People Hurt and One Arrested for DUII after Weekend Crash near RCC

Three people were hospitalized and one of them was arrested for impaired driving after a weekend crash near Rogue Community College.

On Friday at 7:20 p.m., the Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Rural Metro Fire Department and American Medical Response were dispatched to the two-vehicle collision in the 3500-block of Demaray Drive.

Deputies said an investigation determined that 25-year-old Matthew Trevino was driving a Ford Focus with his father as a passenger when he turned right in front of a Toyota Corolla driven by a woman identified only as "Cover." Trevino, his father and Cover had to be extricated from their wrecked vehicles and all were taken by ambulance to Three Rivers Medical Center for treatment of various injuries.

Trevino reportedly displayed signs of impairment at the crash scene. He admitted to drinking a beer and taking two shots of hard alcohol before driving. His father said he did not remember the crash and did not wish to pursue charges against his son. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed away.

Matthew Trevino was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Driving and 4th-Degree Assault. He was cited to appear in court and released to the care of hospital staff.
Posted on 12/4/23 6:44AM by Sam Marsh