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Driver Jailed on No-Bail Warrant Plus Reckless Driving and DUII Charges

A wild trip to the hospital Wednesday night earned the driver at least a week’s stay in the crowbar hotel.

A 911 call at 9:33 p.m. alerted authorities to a reckless driver and concern for the female passenger. The caller reported being passed on the Redwood Highway by a white four door Toyota Camry at a very high rate of speed. The caller thought it had broken down when she passed it at the weigh station, but the Camry again passed her, passed the light at Taco Bell, miss judged a turn and spun out. The caller stopped and asked if everything was okay and the response from the male driver was “I hope so.”

The caller followed the Camry to the hospital after observing the female passenger that did not seem to be very alert. A call from hospital security stated they were with the man and woman in the parking lot neat the hospital cafeteria. The man was heard on the phone saying, “you told me to bring her to the hospital, now what do I do with her?”

Responding officer contacted the driver, 27-year-old Luke Wyatt Mulligan, and took him into custody. Mulligan demonstrated impairment and admitted to drinking while driving and exceeding speeds over 100 miles per hour. He consented to field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUII and reckless driving.

It was determined Mulligan also had a no bail warrant from the Josephine County Sheriff’s office active. He remains in custody.

There was no explanation in the police log as to the woman’s condition.
Posted on 12/28/23 9:34AM by Chuck Benson